Africa; South Africa; Legal History; Law and Colonialism
Kathryn Blair is a Ph.D student in the Department of History focusing on law in South Africa. Her dissertation focuses on law and the courts in the period around the South Africa Act of 1909, and the role they played in state building and controlling dissent.
Prior to coming to Yale, Kathryn received a B.A. in History from Stanford University, an M.A. in Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies from Stanford University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School then worked as an attorney, focusing on international trade law.