Mike Glass studies twentieth-century United States political, urban, and education history. His dissertation, “Schooling Suburbia: The Politics of School Finance in Postwar Long Island,” examines conflicts over school funding in suburban Long Island during the decades after World War II. By following the money, this project focuses on the interaction of real estate, property taxation, financial markets, and state and local politics to explore the root causes of educational inequality and racial segregation. Instead of the conventional focus on the city-suburb divide, “Schooling Suburbia” draws attention to suburban inequality.
Mike’s previous work has appeared in The Journal of Urban History and The Gotham Center for New York City History. While at Princeton, Mike has also contributed to the Princeton and Slavery Project, taught college courses at the Southwoods State Prison through Princeton’s Prison Teaching Initiative, and precepted for undergraduate courses in the Princeton history department. For 2018-2019, Mike is a fellow in the interdisciplinary Fellowship of Woodrow Wilson Scholars.
Mike received his B.A. in Sociology from the University of Chicago in 2008, an M.S. in Education from the City College of New York in 2010, and an M.A. in History from Hunter College in 2015. Before coming to Princeton, Mike taught high school history in New York City public schools from 2008 to 2015.