Alexander Hyres

Student in Charlottesville, Virginia

I am an historian of education in training at the University of Virginia. I study race, place and space, and education reform in postwar America. Tentatively titled "In the Shadow of Jefferson's University: Black Secondary Schooling and the Contours of Educational Reform in an American College Town, 1926-1989 ," my dissertation traces the origins and evolution of Black secondary schooling in Charlottesville, Virginia during the twentieth century. In particular, the dissertation examines changes and continuities in curriculum, school discipline, and Black teacher and student activism within segregated and then desegregated school settings. In my free time, I enjoy reading and writing, spending time with friends and family, traveling the world, and following the Seattle sports scene.

  • #research
  • #historyofideas
  • #afircanamericanexperience
  • #historyofeducation
  • #history
  • Work
    • Student
  • Education
    • University of Virginia
    • University of Washington