Blair is a PhD candidate at the University of York under the supervision of Emanuele Lugli and Amanda Lillie. Her research focuses on the role of Matilda of Tuscany in the development of pro-papal architecture in Italy during the Investiture controversy of the eleventh and twelfth century. She is also interested in the visual representation of women and how their legacies are crafted in history, as well as the causes and methods of architectural imitation. Before beginning her research at the University of York, Blair taught undergraduate History of Art courses at Montclair State University, in New Jersey. She has received an MA from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University in the History of Art and Archaeology with an emphasis on Medieval Architecture, as well as her BA in both English Literature and the History of Art from the University of Hartford.