Monica Kristin Blair is a Ph.D. candidate in the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia. Blair’s dissertation, “From Segregation Academies to School Choice: The Post-Brown History of School Privatization,” examines the role of race, region, and capital in the post-war movement to provide public funding for private education in America. In addition to her doctoral work, Blair has also collaborated on several digital and public history projects, including Jefferson’s University—Early Life Project (JUEL), Participatory Media, UVA Reveal, and Backstory Radio. Blair received her B.A. in history from the University of Florida in 2013 and an M.A. in history from the University of Georgia in 2015.
From Segregation Academies to School Choice: The Post-Brown History of School Privatization