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Julie A. Reuben
Julie A. Reuben, Professor of Education (School of Education) is interested in the role of education in American society and culture. Her teaching and research address broad questions about the purposes of education, the relation between educational institutions and political and social concerns, and the forces that shape educational change. She is currently working on a book, tentatively entitled â€oCampus Revolts: Politics and the American University in the 1960s,â€ which will be the first serious historical study of campus protests and their impact on American higher education. It aims to illuminate the critique of higher education that emerged from campus protests and explain the ways in which universities did and did not respond to this critique. It will focus on a number of issues, including the successful assault on in loco parentis regulations, and the not-so-triumphant quest for "student power"; efforts to "open up" the university to marginalized groups through changes in admissions, hiring practices, the curriculum and social structures on campus; debates about the proper role of faculty and scholarship; and questions regarding the university's role in society. Her book, Making of the Modern University (1996), examines the relation between changing conceptions of knowledge, standards of scholarship, and the position of religion and morality in the American university during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Professor Reuben received her Ph.D. from Stanford University.
“Academic Populism: The People’s Revolt and Public Higher Education, 1880-1905” (Scott Gelber)
“History, Memory, and Myth: Children’s Literature and Classroom Conceptions of the Past” (Sara Schwebel)
Contact information: Harvard Graduate School of Education