Alumni (National Fellow)

Lori Schuyler

National Fellow
Ph.D. University of Virginia (2001)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Professional Sectors:
Dream Mentor:
John Hansen
University of Chicago
Fields of Interest:
African American History
American Political Development
Gender History


Lori Gates Schuyler is vice president for planning and policy at the University of Richmond where she previously served as chief of staff. Before moving to the University of Richmond, Schuyler worked as an assistant dean and lecturer in history at the University of Virginia’s College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and, prior to that, as a legislative aide in the Office of Senator Dale Bumpers. Her book, “The Weight of Their Votes: Southern Women and Political Leverage in the 1920s” (University of North Carolina Press, 2006) was awarded the Julia Cherry Spruill Prize by the Southern Association for Women Historians and was named an honor book in the 2007 Virginia Literary Awards. Schuyler earned her doctorate in history from the University of Virginia, with a primary focus on twentieth-century southern history. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Yale University, where she earned her B.A. in history.

Thesis Description:

The Weight of Their Votes: Southern Women and Politics in the 1920s

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