Sam Hill Award

The Journal of Southern Religion offers a prize to a graduate student
who submits the best article published during the calendar year. Named
in honor of southern religious historian and JSR advisory board member
Dr. Sam Hill, the Hill Award includes a selection of books from
major presses and a one-year honorary membership on the journal's
editorial board. The award is generously sponsored by Harvard
University Press
, the University of Kentucky Press, and the
University of North Carolina Press.

Sam Hill Award Winners

  • 1999: Mark Bell, Oxford University, for "Continued Captivity:
    Religion in Bartow County Georgia"
  • 2001: Matthew Day, Brown University, for "Flannery O'Connor and
    the Southern Code of Manners"
  • 2002: Randall J. Stephens, University of Florida, for "'There is
    Magic in Print': The Holiness-Pentecostal Press and the Origins of
    Southern Pentecostalism"
  • 2007--2009: John Hayes, Wake Forest, "Hard, Hard Religion: The
    Invisible Institution of the New South"