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Kaitlyn Muchnok

Ph.D. Candidate, History
2019-2020 Tedder Doctoral Fellow

Kaitlyn Muchnok was awarded a Tedder Family Doctoral Fellowship to support her dissertation, which explores Florida’s female juvenile justice system from 1945 to 1970. By the time these state institutions integrated in 1967, Florida officials had expanded their authority over young women substantially and committed thousands of girls to both state reformatories, mostly for “sex offenses” or “social interaction problems.”