Summersell Center and Department of American Studies to Host Panel Discussion of Alabama’s Immigration Law

On March 28, in Gorgas Library Room 205 on the University of Alabama campus, the Frances S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South and the Department of American Studies will present “Southern Hospitality? Alabama’s Immigration Law in Political and Historical Perspective,” a roundtable discussion on Alabama HB56, its implications, and its historical context. Speakers include:

Matthew Frye Jacobson, Professor of American Studies and History at Yale University
Sarah Cornell, Assistant Professor of History at the University of New Mexico
Isabel Rubio, Executive Director of the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama
Sam Brooke, staff attorney at the Southern Poverty Law Center.

This event is free and open to the public, and is cosponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Arts & Sciences Diversity Committee, New College, and the Departments of Criminal Justice, Gender and Race Studies, History, and Modern Languages. For more information, contact Summersell Center Director Joshua Rothman at or 205.348.3818.