Gators Who Brunch Networking Series, October 2019: Professor Jack Davis

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Tailor Public House

505 8th Avenue

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Join us for an intimate brunch with UF's own Pulitzer Prize winning author, Jack Davis!

Professor Jack Davis

Jack E. Davis is a professor of history and the Rothman Family Chair in the Humanities at the University of Florida, where he specializes in environmental history and sustainability studies. In 2018, his book The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea won the Pulitzer Prize in history.

Before joining the faculty at UF in 2003, Davis taught at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Eckerd College, and in 2002 was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Jordan in Amman. Upon joining the faculty at UF, he founded the department’s student journal, Alpata: A Journal of History. His Race Against Time: Culture and Separation in Natchez Since 1930 won the Charles S. Sydnor Prize for the best book in southern history published in 2001. His next book, An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century (2009), received a gold medal from the Florida Book Awards. In 2014, he was a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, where he worked on The Gulf, which the New York Times Book Review described as a “beautiful homage to a neglected sea.” The Gulf was a New York Times Notable Book for 2017 and made several “best of” lists for the year, including those of the Washington Post, NPR, Forbes, and the Tampa Bay Times. The Gulf was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction and winner of the Kirkus Prize for nonfiction.

Davis has written for the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Tampa Bay Times, Orion, and other publications. With his former student Leslie Poole (UF PhD 2012), he is currently editing a new edition of Wild Heart of Florida, a collection of personal essays and poems about natural Florida. In 2019, he was one of thirty-two recipients nationwide of an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship, awarded to support the writing of his latest book, “Bird of Paradox: How the Bald Eagle Saved the Soul of America.”

Space is limited. Cost will include meal and one brunch cocktail. A portion of your registration fee will go to the Gotham Gators scholarship fund.

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