Erin N. Bush
I am a doctoral candidate studying United States history with a focus on crime & punishment, women and Gender Studies, and digital methods & pedagogy. My dissertation, tentatively titled, "Marked for Reform: Race and Rehabilitation of Virginia’s Wayward Girls, 1910-1942," explores juvenile justice movements in Virginia as they related to other efforts to stabilize the social order and race relations in the New South. My dissertation will focus on Virginia's two female juvenile reformatories–then segregated by race–and their management and rehabilitation of female delinquents between 1910 and 1942.
PhD Student, GMU