PhD Candidate, History
University of Virginia
Allison Mitchell is a PhD Candidate in the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia. She focuses on 20th-century African American history, civil rights studies, and Black political history. She is also a UVA Digital Humanities certificate student. Her dissertation, "Battle for the Ballot: A History of Black Electoral Politics and Voter Suppression in Florida, 1940s−2010s," explores Black grassroots political organizing in Florida beginning in the mid-twentieth century. Before attending UVA, Allison received a dual-title degree in African American Studies and History at the University of Florida.