Bio


Before coming to Stanford Dr. Michael 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 Ph.D. in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies from Loyola University Chicago. Prior to pursuing graduate studies he worked as an English/Language Arts and World History teacher in Washington D.C. and Prince George's County Maryland. Dr. Hines' research interests include history of education, curriculum studies, social studies and civics education, and the history of childhood. Currently his research focuses on how African Americans in the early twentieth created new curricular discourses around race and historical representation. His work has been published in History of Education Quarterly and The Journal of the History Childhood and Youth. His first book The Blackboard and the Color Line is forthcoming through Beacon Press.

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Teachers College Columbia University (2017 - 2019)
  • Graduate Researcher, Loyola University Chicago (2015 - 2016)
  • Curriculum Writer, Education Pioneers (2014 - 2014)
  • Graduate School Fellow, Education Pioneers (2012 - 2012)
  • Teacher, Friendship Public Charter Schools: Friendship Technology Preparatory Academy (2009 - 2011)
  • Teacher, Prince George’s County Public Schools (2007 - 2009)

Professional Education


  • Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago, Cultural and Education Policy Studies (2017)
  • M.A., Loyola University Chicago, Cultural and Education Policy Studies (2013)
  • B.A., Washington University in Saint Louis, History (2007)

Research Interests


  • Adolesence
  • Civic Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • History of Education
  • Race and Ethnicity

2019-20 Courses


All Publications


  • They Do Not Know How to Play: Reformers’ Expectations and Children’s Realities on the Playgrounds of the Progressive Era Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth Hines, M. 2017
  • Ornamental to Society and Glorious to Our Race: Freedom’s Journal and African American Education in Antebellum New York History of Education Society Quarterly Hines, M. 2016