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Michael Hines

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Michael Hines

Assistant Professor

Assistant: Mitch Gilmer

Office: Littlefield 383


Michael Hines is a historian of American education whose work concentrates on the educational activism of Black teachers, students, and communities during the Progressive Era (1890s-1940s). He is an Assistant Professor of Education, and an affiliated faculty member with the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity and the Bill Lane Center for the American West. He is the author of A Worthy Piece of Work (Beacon Press, 2022) which details how African Americans educator activists in the early twentieth century created new curricular discourses around race and historical representation. Dr. Hines has published six peer reviewed articles and book chapters in outlets including the Journal of African American History, History of Education Quarterly, Review of Educational Research, and the Journal of the History Childhood and Youth. He has also written for popular outlets including the Washington Post, Time magazine, and Chalkbeat. He teaches courses including History of Education in the U.S., and Education for Liberation: A History of African American Education, 1800-The Present.

Other Titles

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education

Program Affiliations

Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE)
SHIPS (PhD): History of Education
Stanford Accelerator for Learning

Research Interests

History | History of Education | Race and Ethnicity

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Recent Publications

Hines, M., & Fallace, T. (2022). Pedagogical Progressivism and Black Education: A Historiographical Review, 1880-1957. REVIEW OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH.

Hines, M. (2022). A Worthy Piece of Work: The Untold Story of Madeline Morgan and the Fight for Black History in Schools. Beacon Press.

Hines, M. (2021). “We Have Emerged Better Equipped to Fight Greater Battles”: Black Education and the Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933–1942. The Journal of African American History, 106(3).

Michael Hines in the News & Media

USA Today
Assistant Professor Michael Hines addresses the backlash associated with school districts' efforts to offer AP African American studies.
April 28, 2024
Teen Vogue
Assistant Professor Michael Hines calls for greater focus on the role of teachers, students, and communities in the success of schools that educated a generation of Black youth.
February 24, 2023
Photo of girls making a display for National Book Week
February 23, 2021
Research Stories
Photo of a Black woman's face in a prism-like mirror
February 17, 2021
Research Stories
If we take seriously the call to reimagine and restructure our schools in ways that recognize the value of Black lives, then a much larger focus on the recruitment and retainment of Black teachers is nonnegotiable, writes Assistant Professor Michael Hines.
August 11, 2020
Assistant Professor Michael Hines weighs in on the impact of capitalizing the word Black in K-12 textbooks.
July 24, 2020
Image of the word "HISTORY" on a chalkboard
January 27, 2020
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