My name is Mishio Yamanaka and I am a history Ph.D. candidate at UNC Chapel Hill. My cohorts, Laura Brade (UNC-Chapel Hill) and Brittany Lehman (UNC-Chapel Hill), and I are looking an additional member for our panel on public education and citizenship from global perspectives for the AHA 2017. There are multiple individual studies on race, ethnicity, and citizenship in public education. This panel brings 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) by February 5. We look forward to hearing from you.
Ph.D. Candidate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill