Virgo Morrison

Morrison

Education

BA in History, Virginia State University, 2014
MA in History, Virginia State University, 2016

Research Interests

20th Century Narcotics History
U.S. Political History
Race

Dissertation Topic

TBD

Faculty Advisor

Joseph Crespino

Biography

My research focuses on the social history of narcotics abuse in the American South. I am primarily interested in how drug prevention and control policies were formulated and instituted on the state and local level and what regional political/social factors shaped these policies. My master’s thesis explored these concepts in 1970’s Virginia, paying special attention to how statewide political realignment, a growing grassroots rehabilitation movement, and regionally specific social issues effected both drug policy and the spatial dynamics of drug rehabilitation.