About Deborah Michaels
Assistant Professor of Education, earned a B.S. from Cornell University and received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Foundations of Education at the University of Michigan. She also earned a graduate studies certificate from the Center for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Michigan. Before coming to Grinnell, Professor Michaels taught undergraduate-level socio-cultural foundations courses and a social studies seminar. At Grinnell, she teaches Educational Principles in a Pluralistic Society, History of US Education, Comparative and International Education, and social studies methods, and she supervises student teachers. Professor Michaels is trained in history of education, social studies education, and comparative and international education. Her research interests include: the social reproduction of categories of identity through schooling, ameliorating education barriers that the Romani [Gypsy] minority in Central and Eastern Europe face, and Holocaust education in Central Europe.
- Social reproduction of categories of identity through schooling
- Ameliorating education barriers that the Romani [Gypsy] minority in Central and Eastern Europe face
- Holocaust education in Central Europe