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- University of California, Riverside
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- history of education, history of women's education, history of higher education, history of LGBTQs and education
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- About Me
I am a professor at the University of California, Riverside whose research focuses on the history of women’s education in the U.S. I am interested in the relationships between education and citizenship and between education and policy. My first book, Women’s Education in the United States, 1780-1840 (Palgrave, 2005) won a Critics’ Choice Award from AESA. My new book is Women’s Higher Education in the United States: New Historical Perspectives (Palgrave, 2018).
My article, “Cultivating Our ‘Musical Bumps’ While Fighting the ‘Progress of Popery’: The Rise of Art and Music Education in the Mid-Nineteenth Century United States,” won the Taylor and Francis paper of the year prize for 2013. I have published in History of Education Quarterly, Teachers College Record, Journal of the Early Republic, Perspectives on the History of Higher Education, and Educational Studies, and chapters in several edited volumes, including one on gender in the 18th century in The Founding Fathers: Education, and the American Philosophical Society Prize Contest, Ben Justice, ed. (Palgrave, 2013).
I have spoken on the history of women’s education on CNN Headline News for Women’s History Month, and lectured on 19th century women’s educational history for The Huntington Library.
My academic career (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin; B.Ph., Miami University of Ohio) followed a decade of advocacy and policy work on issues of educational access and equity for girls and children of under-served populations.
- Recent Publications
- Nash, Margaret A., Ed. Women’s Higher Education in the United States: New Historical Perspectives. New York: Palgrave Press, 2018.
- Nash, Margaret A. and Silverman, Jennifer. “‘An Indelible Mark:’ Gay Purges in Higher Education in the 1940s,” History of Education Quarterly 55 (4) November 2015, 441-459.
- Nash, Margaret A. “Joe Ball Takes Up the Piano: Curriculum, Extracurricular Activities, and the Formation of Gender at Riverside Junior College, 1929-1941,” Curriculum History (2013), 14-30.
- Nash, Margaret A. “Cultivating Our ‘Musical Bumps’ While Fighting the ‘Progress of Popery’: The Rise of Art and Music Education in the Mid-Nineteenth Century United States,” Educational Studies 49 (3) (Spring 2013), 193-212.
- Nash, Margaret A. “Gender and Citizenship in Educational Plans in the New Republic,” in To Build a Republic: The Founding Fathers, Education, and the American Philosophical Society Prize Contest of 1795, Benjamin Justice, ed., New York: Palgrave Press, 2013, 119-134.
- Nash, Margaret A. “A Means of Honorable Support: Art and Music in Women’s Education in the Mid-Nineteenth Century,” History of Education Quarterly 53 (Feb. 2013), 45-63.
- Nash, Margaret A. and Romero, Lisa. “’Citizenship for the College Girl’: Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education for Women in the United States in the 1930s,” Teachers College Record 114 (Feb. 2012), 1-35.
- Nash, Margaret A. “Contested Identities: Nationalism, Regionalism, and Patriotism in Early American Textbooks,” History of Education Quarterly 49 (Autumn 2009), 417-441.
- Nash, Margaret A. “The Historiography of Education for Girls and Women in the United States,” in Rethinking the History of American Education, John L. Rury and William J. Reese, eds., New York: Palgrave Press, 2008, 143-159.
- Nash, Margaret A. “The Relationship between Academic Social Scientists and Educational Policymakers: A Historical Overview,” in New Foundations for Knowledge in Education Policy, Politics, and Administration: Science and Sensationalism, Douglas E. Mitchell, ed., Mahway, New Jersey and London: Erlbaum Press, 2006, 3-28.
- Nash, Margaret A. Women’s Education in the United States, 1780-1840 . New York: Palgrave Macmillan (formerly St. Martin’s Press), 2005.
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- United States
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- United States
- Expertise by Chronology
- 19th century, 20th century
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- Gender, Women