Snyder featured in NYT and writes a book review in the Boston Review
Jeff Snyder, Assistant Professor of Educational Studies, reviewed Lani Guinier’s new book, The Tyranny of the Meritocracy: Democratizing Higher Education in America in the Boston Review. He was also featured in a recent New York Times article about character education.
Snyder is a historian of education who studies the twentieth-century United States. His work explores the intersections between the history of education and broader trends in U.S. cultural and intellectual history. His research interests include African American education during the Jim Crow era; radical and experimental education in the 1960s and 1970s; and standardized testing, from the turn of the twentieth-century to today. His articles, essays and book reviews have appeared in academic journals such as the Journal of African American History, History of Education Quarterly and Teachers College Record as well as newspapers and magazines such as Boston Review, the Chronicle of Higher Education and the New Republic. Snyder is completing a book called Making Black History: Race, Culture and the Color Line in the Age of Jim Crow, under contract with the University of Georgia Press.