Jeff Snyder is an Associate Professor in the Educational Studies Department at Carleton College. He studies modern U.S. history, from the turn of the twentieth century to yesterday. His work explores the connections between the history of education and broader trends in American cultural and intellectual history, examining questions about race, national identity and the purpose of public education in a diverse, democratic society. He also has a keen interest in issues of academic freedom and free expression on campus, especially as they relate to liberal arts education.
Snyder is the author of the book Making Black History: The Color Line, Culture and Race in the Age of Jim Crow. His work has appeared in academic journals such as History of Education Quarterly, Schools and Teachers College Record. He writes frequently for newspapers and magazines, including Boston Review, the New Republic and the Washington Post.