Monthly Archives: January 2016

Looking for a fourth panelist for AHA 2017

I am currently trying to put a panel on public education and citizenship from global perspectives for the American Historical Association annual conference in 2017 (Denver, CO) with my cohorts, Laura Brade and Brittany Lehman…and we are looking for another panelist to join us!

There are multiple individual studies on race, ethnicity, and citizenship in public education. We try to bring those studies together, exploring the global contest over civil inclusion and exclusion using the classroom as an example.

I will examine the racially mixed public school controversy in the post-Civil War United States. Laura will explore the exclusion of Jewish children in the Czech Republic under the Nazi government. Lastly, Brittany will discuss West German education policies on migrants in the late 20th century.

While the panel’s focus is currently Europe and North America from the 19th to 20th centuries, we would like to expand our scope to other geographical areas and chronological periods. If interested in being a panelist of our panel, please send a short bio and abstract to Mishio Yamanaka ( by February 5, 2016. We look forward to hearing from you.