Kathryn Schumaker received her Ph.D. in History from the University of Chicago. A specialist in twentieth century United States history, Schumaker teaches courses on gender, race, and social movements in the Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage. Her research interests include legal, African American, and urban history and the history of childhood and youth.
Her current book project, a history of the development of secondary students’ constitutional and civil rights, is tentatively titled “Troublemakers: Black and Chicano Activists and the Students’ Rights Revolution” and is under contract with New York University Press. Dr. Schumaker’s research has been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Society for Legal History, and the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation.