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Conner, G. Jasper

G. Jasper Conner is a Ph. D. candidate in the Harrison Ruffin Tyler Department of History at William and Mary. His dissertation explores the history of disabled African Americans in the modern U.S. South. Combining archival research with oral history, his work uncovers the lived experiences of Black disabled people at residential schools, at work, and in the community. Conner’s work is informed by the birth of his second child, who is Deaf. His research has been supported by the Archie K. Davis Fellowship, Kentucky Historical Society Research Fellowship, the William P. Heidrich Research Fellowship, and a VCU Publishing Research Award. Conner received his B. A. from Virginia Commonwealth University in African American Studies in 2016.