Emily Tran

Email: eytran@wisc.edu

Advisor: Walter Stern

Emily Tran


I am a joint Ph.D. student in U.S. History and Educational Policy Studies who focuses on the history of education and public schooling in the United States. My research centers on the intersection of race, education, and historical memory. I am interested in Americans’ contestation over the role of race and racism in their recollections of the past, particularly regarding the history of school desegregation.


M.A., University of Wisconsin–Madison
B.A., (Hons), University of Alberta


  • United States History

MA Title

  • “’Do you call it desegregation, do you call it busing’: Race and Personal Memory of Boston’s School Desegregation”

Courses Taught (as TA)

  • History 221 – The Cultural and Intellectual History of Your Parents’ Generation (1970s-’90s)