Olivia Paschal

Field & Specialties

20th Century US History
History of Capitalism
Rural/Agrarian Studies


MA, University of Virginia, 2023

BA, Yale University, 2018

Current Research

I study the history of capitalism and culture in the twentieth century Arkansas Ozarks, looking particularly at the rise of three major companies and industries—Walmart, Tyson (poultry), and J.B. Hunt (trucking)—in the context of local, national, and global political economies.