Mike Glass studies twentieth-century United States political, urban, and education history. His dissertation, tentatively entitled “Fortress Suburbia,” examines conflicts over school financing in post-World War II Long Island. This project focuses on the interaction of real estate, property taxation, and local and state politics to explore the root causes of educational inequality and racial segregation.
Mike’s previous work has appeared in The Journal of Urban History and The Gotham Center for New York City History. While at Princeton, in addition to his personal research, Mike has contributed to the Princeton and Slavery Project, and he has taught college courses at the Southwoods State Prison through Princeton’s Prison Teaching Initiative.
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.