Trayc Freeman

Trayc Freeman

  • Ph.D. Student


Trayc Freeman is a third year Ph.D. student in the social foundations of education program, working under Derrick Alridge. A native of Virginia Beach, VA, this will be her third degree from UVA, having earned her bachelor's in African American studies, and her master’s in social foundations. Before returning to UVA's School of Education and Human Development for her Ph.D., Freeman served in several roles across UVA, spending time with the library system as an evening and nighttime manager, serving as the first assistant director of the Ridley Scholarship Program for the UVA Alumni Association, and as the office manager/assistant registrar for the Undergraduate Programs Office for the School of Engineering. Freeman's research focuses on the history of segregated education and Black communities during the Civil Rights era and beyond, putting oral histories in conversation with the archives; thus challenging the mainstream narrative of Black segregated schooling in the United States.


M.Ed., University of Virginia, 2016
B.A., University of Virginia, 2015


  • History of Education 
  • Civil Rights and Education
  • Black Education and Community
  • Qualitative Methodologies, Oral History