Judith Kafka, Associate Professor at the School of Public Affairs, examines the social, political, and institutional forces that shape American schooling. Her research focuses on urban education from the post-war era through today.
She is available to comment on the following topics:
— Educational policy
— Urban education
— History of education
— The evolution of school discipline policies
Kafka’s work has appeared in several publications including History of Education Quarterly, Educational Studies, American Journal of Education, Peabody Journal of Education and Teachers College Record. She is the author of The History of “Zero Tolerance” in American Public Schooling (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).
Kafka received a B.A. in History from the University of Michigan, an M.A. in Education from the University of California, Berkley, and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy also from the University of California, Berkley.