2021 Bert Hitchcock Graduate Award in Southern Studies recipient announced
The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities announced that Laura King is the 2021 recipient of the Bert Hitchcock Graduate Award in Southern Studies.
Laura King is a student in the Department of History. She 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 Department of English in 2008 as Hargis Professor of American Literature.
The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities creates opportunities that explore our individual and collective experiences, values and identities through the creativity of the arts and the wisdom of the humanities.
Submitted by: Maiben Beard