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Michael Hines

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Michael Hines

Assistant Professor

Assistant: Rachel Kelly

Office: Littlefield 383


Michael Hines is an Assistant Professor and historian of American education. Before coming to Stanford Dr. Hines was a Minority Postdoctoral Fellow in History and Education at Teachers College Columbia University. He earned his B.A. in History from Washington University in St. Louis, and his M.A. and PhD in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies from Loyola University Chicago. Prior to pursuing graduate studies, he worked as an ELA and World History teacher in Washington D.C. and Prince George's County Maryland. Currently his research focuses on how African Americans in the early twentieth century created new curricular discourses around race and historical representation. He has been quoted in stories from EdWeek and CNN, and his work has been published in TIME, the Washington Post, the Journal of African American History, the History of Education Quarterly and the Journal of the History Childhood and Youth. His first book, A Worthy Piece of Work, from Beacon Press, is forthcoming.

Other Titles

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education

Program Affiliations

Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE)
SHIPS (PhD): History of Education

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

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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