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Deborah L Michaels
Deborah L. Michaels teaches at Grinnell College courses in History of Education, International and Comparative Education, General Teaching Methods, and Social Studies Methods. She also supervises student teachers receiving their secondary school teaching licensure in any of the social studies disciplines (most commonly in history, government/civics, sociology, and economics). Deborah earned her B.S. at Cornell University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Educational Foundations and Policy at the University of Michigan. Deborah resided for over a decade in Central and Eastern Europe, where she conducts research on national identity politics in schooling and the exclusion of minorities, including Roma [Gypsies]. Her most recent publications investigate how schools teach the Holocaust in post-socialist Europe, where many of the war’s atrocities took place. Deborah has received numerous national grants and fellowships including a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Academy of Education (2013-2014), a Fulbright Fellowship (2004-2005), a US State Department Speaker Grant to Budapest, Hungary on educational issues of minority inclusion (2006), and a Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (2006-2007).