Maxwell Greenberg

Position title: History Lab


Advisor: William Reese

Maxwell Greenberg headshot


As a joint doctoral student in History and Educational Policy Studies, I am broadly interested in the history of education and 20th century political economy. I want to examine the role primary and secondary education curricula and programs have played in the development of modern conservative ideology and identity. More specifically, I want to explore the ideological motivations and goals of these educational programs that emerged or were reorganized in the New Deal and post-war period. Prior to graduate school, I taught high school history in the Greater Boston area to lovely groups of students to whom I’m indebted for their encouragement of my pursuit of graduate study.


M.A.T., Social Studies Education, Boston University (2017)
B.A., History, University of Pittsburgh (2016)


  • U.S./North American History

Selected Awards

  • Morgridge Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2021)