Assistant Professor, twentieth-century United States
Brian Daugherity's research focuses on the implementation of the Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision in Virginia. In addition to the history of school desegregation, he is also interested in the civil rights movement more broadly, as well as southern race relations. He teaches courses on the History of Virginia, the History of the Civil Rights Movement, and the History of the U.S. since 1865. Professor Daugherity also has taught a number of traveling courses, including a class on the civil rights movement in the South, and another on the history of Virginia via a month-long boating trip down the James River. He has given papers at numerous conferences over the years, including those sponsored by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, History of Education Society, Oral History Association, Southern Historical Association, and the Virginia Forum. He has received grants to fund his research and related projects from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, the Virginia Historical Society, Duke University, and the College of William & Mary, among others. In 2008, Prof. Daugherity published a co-edited collection of essays examining school desegregation in various states around the nation, entitled With All Deliberate Speed: Implementing Brown v. Board of Education (University of Arkansas Press). In 2016, Prof. Daugherity published Keep On Keeping On: The NAACP and the Implementation of Brown v. Board of Education in Virginia (University of Virginia Press). He is currently working on another book manuscript related to school desegregation in Virginia, and co-producing a 60-minute documentary film on the U.S. Supreme Court decision Green v. New Kent County (1968).