Julie Reuben is a historian 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 the author of Making of the Modern University: Intellectual Transformation and the Marginalization of Morality. This prize winning book 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. She has written a number of articles related to campus activism, access to higher education, curriculum changes, and citizenship education in the public schools.
Campus Revolts: Politics and the American University in the 1960s (forthcoming)
"The Limits of Freedom: Student Activism and Educational Reform at Berkeley in the 1960s," in 'There Is a Time': The Free Speech Movement, Mario Savio, and Social Protest in 1960s America (ed. by R. Cohen and R.E. Zelnick) (forthcoming)
"Merit, Mission, and Minority Students: A History of Debates over Special Admissions Programs," in A Faithful Mirror: Reflections on the College Board and Education in America, The College Board Centennial History Project (ed. by M. Johanek) (2001)
"The University and its Discontents," in The Hedgehog Review (2000)
"Reforming the University: Student Protests and the Demand for a 'Relevant' Curriculum," in Student Protest Since 1960 (ed. by G.J. DeGroot) (1998)
"Beyond Politics: Community Civics and the Redefinition of Citizenship," in History of Education Quarterly (1997)
Making of the Modern University: Intellectual Transformation and the Marginalization of Morality (1996)