Jerald Podair

Jerald Podair

I am Professor of History and the Robert S. French Professor of American Studies at Lawrence University, in Appleton, Wisconsin, where I have taught since 1998. I’m a native of New York City and a former practicing attorney. I received my B.A. from New York University, a J.D. from Columbia University Law School, and a Ph.D. in American history from Princeton University. My research interests are in 20th century American urban history and racial and ethnic relations.


In the 1960s, the push for parental rights over school standards was led Black and Latino parents

By: - October 26, 2023

GOP politicians campaigning for offices in the 2023 cycle have hitched their political success to parental rights, but they do not own those issues.