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Michael Hines receives emerging scholar award

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GSE Assistant Professor Michael Hines (Photo: Holly Hernandez)

Michael Hines receives emerging scholar award

GSE assistant professor honored for his research into the history of African American education.

Michael Hines, assistant professor of education at Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE), has been named a 2020 Emerging Scholar from the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). 

The award, presented by the African Diaspora special interest group, recognizes scholars for their work to empower African descendants within and outside the United States. The awards committee praised Hines’ work as “a significant contribution to a long history of historical account that demonstrates the central role of African Americans in birthing what we know today as public schooling in America.” 

Hines, who joined the GSE faculty in 2019, teaches courses on the history of education in the United States and the history of African American education. His research currently focuses on how African Americans in the early 20th century created new curricular discourses around race and historical representation. He is the author of The Blackboard and the Color Line (forthcoming from Beacon Press), which tells the story of educator and activist Madeline Morgan, who created the first African American studies curriculum to be implemented in a U.S. public school system.

Hines earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Washington University in St. Louis, and his MA and PhD in cultural and educational policy studies from Loyola University Chicago. Prior to joining the GSE, Hines was a minority postdoctoral fellow in history and education at Teachers College Columbia University. 

The award will be presented in March at the CIES 2020 Conference in Miami, Fla.

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