Max Fraser, recipient of several grants from the Collaborative for Southern Appalachian Studies toward his dissertation work, was recently named a finalist for the Society of American Historians’ Allan Nevins Prize. This award is given annually for “the best written doctoral dissertation on a significant subject in American history.” Max’s dissertation, “The Hillbilly Highway: A Social History of Transappalachia, 1918-1972,” (Yale University) examines the migration of many residents from southern Appalachia to industrial cities in the midwest. Having received his Ph.D. from Yale in 2017, Max is currently a Junior Fellow at the Dartmouth Society of Fellows.

Please join us in congratulating Max on this recognition of his work!