MEDIA ADVISORY: Pulitzer Prize-winning Environmental Historian Presents at LSU

BATON ROUGE – Author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea,” Jack E. Davis will speak at LSU on Friday, Jan. 11 at 11:30 a.m. in the LSU College of Coast & Environment Dalton Woods Auditorium. His presentation will explore themes from his new work, which is an environmental history of the Gulf of Mexico that brings crucial attention to Earth’s 10th largest body of water, one of the planet’s most diverse and productive marine ecosystems.

Davis is also the author of the award-winning, “An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglass and the American Environmental Century." He grew up on the Gulf Coast and is now a professor of environmental history at the University of Florida. He won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in History for “The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea.”

The presentation is a LSU Center for Collaborative Knowledge event with sponsorship from the LSU College of the Coast & Environment, LSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences, the Master of Arts in Liberal Arts Program, the LSU Department of History and the LSU Department of Geography & Anthropology.


WHAT: Jack Davis, Pulitzer Prize-winning author presents at LSU

WHERE: LSU College of Coast & Environment Dalton Woods Auditorium

WHEN: Jan. 11 at 11:30 am


Additional Links:

Pulitzer Prize Q&A: 2018 History Winner Jack E. Davis:



Contact Alison Satake
LSU Media Relations


Craig Colten
LSU Department of Geography & Anthropology
LSU Center for Collaborative Knowledge