Kris Plunkett is a PhD student of the Department of History. She graduated from Louisiana State University in 2020 with dual degrees in History with a minor in Classical Civilizations and French with a minor in Philosophy. Her academic interest is Civil War memory, especially its relationships with race and epistemology. Her undergraduate thesis, entitled Monuments and Memory: A Quantitative Analysis of Union and Confederate Monuments and directed by Dr. Gaines M. Foster, was a catalogue of Northern and Southern Civil War monuments in America. Outside of academia, Kris coaches the speech and debate team at St. Mary’s Dominican High School and is an active member of both the Louisiana and National Senior Classical League.