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University of Virginia
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History of Education, K-12 Education, Civil Rights Movement, School Segregation, School Desegregation, School Privatization, digital history, public history, US South
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Monica Kristin Blair is a PhD Candidate in the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia and a National Fellow at the Jefferson Scholars Foundation. She received her undergraduate degree in history from the University of Florida and her master’s degree in history from the University of Georgia. 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 dissertation work, Blair has also collaborated on several digital and public history projects, including Jefferson‘s UniversityEarly Life Project (JUEL), Participatory Media, UVA Reveal, and Backstory.



Recent Publications
Media Coverage
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United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Government, Higher Ed, Law, Politics, Public History, Race