Fellow

Monica Blair

Richard G. and Alice C. Tilghman Jefferson Fellow
Class: 2020
Hometown: St. Petersburg, Florida
Degrees:
B.A. University of Florida (2013)
M.A. University of Georgia (2015)
M.A. University of Virginia (2017)
School:
College of Arts & Sciences
Department:
History

Monica Kristin Blair is a Ph.D. candidate in the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia. Blair’s dissertation, “From Segregation Academies to School Choice: The Post-Brown History of School Privatization,” examines the role of race, region, and capital in the post-war movement to provide public funding for private education in America. In addition to her doctoral work, Blair has also collaborated on several digital and public history projects, including Jefferson’s University—Early Life Project (JUEL), Participatory Media, UVA Reveal, and Backstory Radio. Blair received her B.A. in history from the University of Florida and an M.A. in history from the University of Georgia.

Thesis Description

From Segregation Academies to School Choice: The Post-Brown History of School Privatization

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