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Zoe Burkholder

Associate Professor, Educational Foundations

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Zoƫ Burkholder, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Educational Foundations
Director of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education Project

Facebook: @MSUHumanRights

Office: University Hall, room 2137
Phone Number: 973-655-3481

Ph.D. History of Education, New York University; M.A. Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley; B.A. Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

Dr. Burkholder is an historian of education whose research focuses on the history of racial equality and school integration in the United States, from the 1840s through the present. She is the author of Color in the Classroom: How American Schools Taught Race, 1900-1954 (Oxford University Press, 2011), as well as numerous scholarly journal articles and political commentaries.

Forthcoming publications:

Integrations: The Struggle for Racial Equality and Civic Renewal in Public Education, (co-authored with Dr. Lawrence Blum, University of Chicago Press)

An African American Dilemma: The Problem of School Integration and Civil Rights in the North, (Oxford University Press).

Dr. Burkholder is an expert on antiracist education and Director of the MSU Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education Project.

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Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project is on Facebook: @MSUHumanRights


History of U.S. education, racial equality in public schools, educational policy, school desegregation, antiracist education, African American educational history, social construction of race in schools.