Jason W Herbert

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Contact Me

herbe195@umn.edu


Affiliations

I am a historian interested in the social, cultural, and political relationships between Southeastern American Indians, Europeans, and Africans in the 18th and early 19th centuries. I want to understand the dynamics at play within Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Cherokee societies as they confronted changes brought about by European and African contact. My master's thesis traced the roots and consequences of the Creek-Choctaw War of 1766. Moving forward I am keen to see how Creek Indians positioned themselves as members not only of the American Southeast, but as part of the larger Atlantic World.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • M.A.: American History, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, 2015.
  • B.A.: History, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, 2012.

Curriculum Vitae

Specialties

  • American Indian history, Atlantic World history
Research & Professional Activities

Research

  • Master’s Thesis Fellowship: Filson Historical Society, 2014 - 2015
  • Sondra McCoy Fellowship in History: Wichita State University, 2013 - 2015
  • Ollie A. & J.O. Heskett Fellowship: Wichita State University, 2013 - 2015
  • Miner-Unrau Research Fellowship: Wichita State University, 2013 - 2015
  • National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Kansas – Wichita Town Committee Graduate Student Research Fellowship: 2013
Awards
  • John L. Rydjord Award for Academic Achievement, Wichita State University Department of History, 2015
  • Doris Wallace Hodgson Outstanding Master’s-level Student Award, Wichita State University Graduate School, 2014 - 2015
  • Fiske Hall Seminar Award for Best Paper in a Graduate Seminar Course, “’Two Beeves and Bottle of Brandy’: Cattle and Casualties in the Second Seminole War,” Wichita State University, 2015
  • Fiske Hall Award for Best Paper in a Graduate Non-Seminar Course, “Rapid Approximation: African Americans and the Transformation of Muskogee Society, 1700-1819,” Wichita State University, 2014
  • Best Graduate Paper Award, “’They Turned Their Backs to Us’: Seminole Emancipation from the Creek Confederacy, 1715-1817,” Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, 2013
  • Douglas Bendell Award in Undergraduate Research and Writing, “A Precipitate Marriage: The Choctaws and the British, 1763-1776,” Wichita State University, 2013
  • John Rydjord Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in an Upper Division Course, “The War between the Wars: The Creeks and Choctaws, 1766-1776,” Wichita State University, 2013
  • John Rydjord Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in an Upper Division Course, “Unburied Hatchet: The Creek Struggle for Neutrality during the American Revolution,” Wichita State University, 2012