The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities is pleased to announce that Laura King is the 2020 recipient of the Bert Hitchcock Graduate Award in Southern Studies.
Laura King is a student in the Department of History at Auburn University. King received a B.A. and M.A. in history from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her current research focuses on the evolution of the Birmingham, Alabama neighborhood of Avondale.
The Award in Bert Hitchcock’s name is an official recognition by former students who wanted to acknowledge Hitchcock’s excellence as a mentor and a scholar. Hitchcock retired from the Auburn University Department of English in 2008 as Hargis Professor of American Literature.
For more information on the Hitchcock Award, visit aub.ie/hitchcockaward.