Research Interests:

  • U.S. women and gender; 20th-century U.S. politics; history of feminism.

Melissa Estes Blair’s research focuses on women and politics in the United State in the twentieth century. Her first book, Revolutionizing Expectations: Women’s Organizations, Feminism, and American Politics 1965-1980 (University of Georgia Press, 2014) examines the role of mainstream women’s organizations such as the YWCA and League of Women Voters in the women’s movement of the 1970s.

Women's Studies, History
PhD, University of Virginia, 2008
MA, University of Virginia, 2003
BA, University of Kentucky, 2002