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Magdalena H. Gross

University of Maryland

Magdalena H. Gross is Principal, Curriculum Production and Content Strategy at Adobe. At the time of filming, she was an assistant professor of education at University of Maryland, College Park. She holds a Ph.D in International Comparative Education from Stanford University, an MA in History from Stanford University, an MAT in Education from Dominican University, and a BA from University of Chicago. Her research focuses on global history education with a primary focus on Holocaust Education in Poland. She has published in the Journal of Curriculum Studies, History of Education Quarterly, Intercultural Education and more. Some of the titles of her work include: “Struggling to Deal with the Difficult Past: Polish Students Confront the Holocaust,” (2014), “Encountering the Past in the Present: An exploratory study of educational tourism,” (with Ari Y. Kelman, 2016), and “Domesticating the Difficult Past: Polish Students Narrate the Second World War,” (2015). Previously, Gross was the director of History and Social Studies Education at Brown University as well as a lecturer and fellow at Stanford University. Her past fellowships include the Library of Congress Primary Sources Grant for Teacher Education.

Gross’s videos are used in these Choices Program curriculum units:
The Civil War and the Meaning of Liberty
Competing Visions of Human Rights: Questions for U.S. Policy
Confronting Genocide: Never Again?
Nigeria: History, Identity, and Change
Racial Slavery in the Americas: Resistance, Freedom, and Legacies
We the People: A New Nation 


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