University of Virginia
Thomas Storrs is a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Virginia. His research focuses on urban and financial history in the 20th century United States. The intersection, beginning in the 1930s, of home mortgages and the federal government forms the core of his research. Through a blend of land records, quantitative methods, and archival work, he seeks to uncover the extent and consequences of racial inequality attributable to the federal government's selective credit programs, such as the FHA and VA.