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. Dr. Hines' research interests include the history of education, curriculum studies, social studies, 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. He has been quoted in stories from EdWeek and CNN, and his work has been published in TIME, the Washington Post, the 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)

Honors & Awards

  • Faculty Teaching Award, Stanford GSE Student Guild (2020)

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

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

Stanford Advisees

  • Doctoral Dissertation Reader (AC)
    Sandra Habtamu
  • Doctoral (Program)
    Darion Wallace

All Publications

  • Troublemakers: Students' Rights and Racial Justice in the Long 1960s. (Book Review) HISTORY OF EDUCATION QUARTERLY Book Review Authored by: Hines, M. 2020; 60 (1): 123–25
  • Educational Reconstruction: African American Schools in the Urban South, 1865-1890 (Book Review) JOURNAL OF THE GILDED AGE AND PROGRESSIVE ERA Book Review Authored by: Hines, M. 2018; 17 (1): 202–4
  • 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