Blair Powless

Professional title

Graduate Instructor


Blair holds a bachelor's degree in history from the College of St. Scholastica. He is currently enrolled in the Master of Liberal Studies program at UMD where he is studying rhetoric and historiography with the intention of developing a vocabulary for addressing problematic aspects of traditional historical projections in k-12 educational texts and institutions. His primary research interest is the legacy of Malcolm X. Blair works as a mentor at a local k-8 school and has recently begun working as a facilitator in race awareness workshops. He is an avid father of two boys (seventeen and eleven). His greatest joy is sharing life with his children.