Brianna Lafoon

TA: History 102, Professor Glotzer

Advisor: William J. Reese

Office: 4272 Mosse Humanities
Mailbox: 4086 Mosse Humanities
Phone: 608.263.1939
Office Hours: Thursdays 9:30-11:30

Brianna Lafoon


Broadly, I am interested in the late 19th/early 20th century history of U.S. education in domestic and foreign policy. I want to look at the ways in which schooling intersected with nation building and expansion in the U.S., with a focus on African-American, immigrant, and colonial subjects. Also, I am interested in the way in which expansion and imperialism shaped educators’ ideas and practices in the 20th century.


  • United States History

M.A. Title

  • “Testing Grounds: Progressive Era Schooling Experimentation in the Philippines and Beyond”