Past Gould-Saunders Memorial Travel Award Winners

The Gould-Saunders Memorial Endowment Award was established in 2008 by two long-standing ACH members, Virginia Gould and Gail Saunders, in memory of their late husbands, Geoffry L Gould, M.D. and Winston Saunders, CMG, respectively. Its purpose is to provide assistance for graduate students and in some cases junior scholars to attend the ACH conference.

Past recipients include:

2023: Christopher Montague, Northwestern University, “Self-Government and White Sovereignty: The Black Marxist Critique of Colonialism in Jamaica” AND Arti Ramsaroop, University of the West Indies – St. Augustine, “The Vertical Dimension of African-Caribbean Mutual Aid Societies and Benevolent Associations in Harlem, 1900-1964: African and Caribbean Influences.”

2018: Rikki Bettinger, University of Houston, “Comparative Reproductions: The Family in Women’s Travel Writings in the Circum-Caribbean, 1800-60”

2017: Jamie L. H. Goodall, Stevenson University, “Piracy, Slavery and Clandestine Trade: Transitioning to a Plantation Economy in the Caribbean Atlantic”

2016: Jessica Pierre-Louis, Université des Antilles et de la Guyane AIHP/ GEODE, “Wealth and Racial Categorization of the Free people of Color in Martinique in the Eighteenth Century.”

2015: Deidre Myers, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, “Law, Policy, and the Environment: Environmental Law and Policy History of Wetlands in Barbados”

2014: Afi Martin, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, “When Black Power met Socialism: Women in the New-Left and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 1972-1979”

2013: Renee Nelson, University of the West Indies, Mona, “The West Indian Press and the Federal Idea: 1948-1957”

2012: Amy Borgansky, Bard Graduate Center, “The Culture of Cloth in the Eighteenth-Century West Indies”

2011: Eric Otremba, University of Minnesota, “Engines and Canes: Caribbean Sugar Mills within Transatlantic Scientific Correspondence”