Patrice Preston Grimes
Patrice Preston Grimes is an associate professor emerita with the University of Virginia. Her research focuses on the history of African-American schooling in the South before the modern Civil Rights era, and youth civic education/engagement, esp. among underrepresented groups. She has received the Exemplary Research in Social Studies Award by the National Council for the Social Studies, authored book chapters, and published scholarly articles in Theory and Research on Social Education, Teacher Education Quarterly, Journal of Social Studies Research and the Peabody Journal of Education. She has also been a scholar-consultant and presenter on several Teaching American History Grants, and a research consultant to the Jefferson School African-American Heritage Center in Charlottesville (VA). Her current research studying the University of Virginia’s role in public school desegregation, as well as her consulting for the African-American Descendants’ Project at James Madison’s Montpelier (VA), extend her commitment to help local communities document their history and culture.