Jonathon Fairhead is a South African oral historian, living and working in Brooklyn. His research focuses on the fields of education, human rights, activism, and the arts.
A recent graduate of the Oral History MA Program at Columbia, Jonathon's thesis maps the individual narratives of the Equal Education social movement in South Africa. Equal Education is a movement of learners, activists and policy makers that seek to undo the inequalities in state provided education created by apartheid.
Jonathon has served as an interviewer for the Atlantic Philanthropy Oral History Project, prior to which he served as Secretary to the General Education Advisory Board at the Open Society Foundations.
He holds an Ed.M in Peace Education from Teachers College Columbia University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.