Erika Kitzmiller

Historian - Ethnographer - Educator


Erika M. Kitzmiller is a historian of race, inequality, and education whose scholarship examines the historical process and current reform efforts that have contributed to inequality today.  She is currently a lecturer in the Program in Social Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University.    

Erika’s scholarship has appeared in Teachers College Record, the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Dissent, Reuters, and the Hechinger Report.  She has received funding for her work from the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation, Teachers College, Columbia University, and the National Science Foundation. 

Erika completed her joint Ph.D. in History and Education, Culture, and Society and her Master's in Public Administration at the University of Pennsylvania and her bachelor’s degree in History and Italian from Wellesley College.  She lives in Morningside Heights with her husband and their two young children.