Mackenzie Tor

Mackenzie Tor
Ph.D. Student
Jeffrey L. Pasley
Research Area
United States

M.A., University of Missouri (2020)

B.A., Providence College (2017)

Research Interests

My research focuses on the roles of race and racism in the American temperance and prohibition movements over the course of the long nineteenth century. More specifically, I investigate how attitudes toward alcohol interacted with and shaped ideas about race, as different reformers—white and Black—used these outlooks to advocate for their respective goals in both the temperance movement as well as in the broader sphere of race relations.


2021-23: Scholarly Programming Fellow, Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy

2019-20: M.A. Fellow in Political History, Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy