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Last Name
Teachers College, Columbia University
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20th Century United States, Education, Urban, African American
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Personal Info

About Me

I study the history of schools in U.S. cities in the 20th century. I am interested in the roots and consequences of inequality and racism in education and the ways that communities have resisted these with their own educational visions.


Recent Publications

My first book is about the history of school desegregation in Nashville, Tennessee, a city with unusual success at statistical desegregation via busing but one in which educational inequality was remade via efforts to meliorate white resistance and feed economic growth.

I am now working on a project on the history of education in Harlem, including a collaborative digital history effort and a narrative history of one Harlem school over the 20th century.

I have also written articles on the impact of city planning practices on making school and housing segregation together.  These are available on my web page.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Government, Local & Regional, Pedagogy, Public History, Race, Urban History