Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Fourth Annual Hitchcock Graduate Award Presentation

Fourth Annual Hitchcock Graduate Award Presentation

The public is invited to the fourth annual presentation of the Bert Hitchcock Graduate Award in Southern Studies on Thursday, April 26 at 4:00 p.m. at Pebble Hill. The 2018 recipient, John Mohr, will discuss “Driving Dixie: Globalization and the Auto Industry in the American South.”

John Mohr is a PhD candidate concentrating on the history of technology. He received his BA in history and German from Wittenberg University. His dissertation examines the linkages between the auto industry, technological utopianism, and political realignment in the American South in the late twentieth century. It seeks to understand the relationship between Southern society and foreign automakers, including Mercedes-Benz and Kia Motors.

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. The Award was organized by Regina Ammon and Kelly Gerald. Hitchcock retired from the Department of English in 2008 as Hargis Professor of American Literature.

The event is free, open to the public, and will be followed by refreshments. The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill is located at 101 S. Debardeleben Street, Auburn.

For more information on the program, call 334-844-4903 or visit www.auburn.edu/cah

Last Updated: April 17, 2018