Monica Blair

Field & Specialties

History of Education
20th Century American History
Southern History
Public and Digital Humanities


PhD, History, University of Virginia, Expected May 2020

M.A, History, University of Georgia, 2015

B.A., History, University of Florida, 2013


Monica is a PhD Candidate in the Corcoran Department of History and the Lead Researcher for the American history podcast BackStory.

Current Research

Monica'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. 

Courses Taught

US Since WWII: People, Politics Power

From Appomattox to Charlottesville: White Supremacy in Virginia Since the Civil War