Who We Are

Monica Kristin Blair

Monica Kristin Blair is a PhD Candidate in the History Department at the University of Virginia. She is interested in public and academic histories of education, racial inequality,and US politics. Monica'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.

Ankita Chakrabarti

PhD student in English. Ankita's research focuses on contemporary postcolonial literature, spatial studies and narrative theory.

Victoria Clark

PhD student in Critical and Comparative Studies in Music. Victoria studies 20th century American music and representations of American Indians. She is interested in public humanities and how music narratives are presented in museums and institutions.

Tanner Green

PhD student in Music. Tanner's research interests include digital music archives, genre formation, and Internet subcultures.

Christian Howard

PhD Candidate in English and Project Manager for the 2017-2018 Praxis cohort. Christian's research focuses upon contemporary world literature, ethics, and digital humanities. To learn more, visit her personal website.

Spyridon Simotas

PhD Candidate in French and Praxis Fellow at the Scholar's Lab (2017-2018). He served this year's Praxis cohort as designer, film editor, and web developper. More info.