Jeannette Gabriel

Jeannette Gabriel is a Ph.D. Candidate in Social Studies Education at the University of Iowa.  She has been training American history teachers throughout the country in the Teaching American History Program for Smithsonian Associates for the past seven years.  She has also published on the unemployed workers movement of the 1930s through Oxford University Press.  Jeannette's dissertation in progress is conducting Professional Development training for social studies teachers in North Carolina on the newly mandated curriculum on the Wilmington Riot of 1898.  She is interested in training teachers with image saturation curriculum to develop historical thinking skills.  In particular, she is working on developing professional development that addresses the intersection of racial and gendered violence, political alliances across racial lines, and imagery of historically marginalized groups.  At the Institute, she will continue to work on a project with children of farmworkers in West Michigan examining how they understand the concept of emancipation within the context of the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.