Stanford Experts

Sam Wineburg

Title:
Professor of Education

Email:
wineburg@stanford.edu

Phone:
(650) 725-4411

Website:
https://profiles.stanford.edu/samuel-wineburg

Description

Sam Wineburg’s work engages questions of identity and history in modern society: how today’s youth use the past to construct individual and collective identities. Increasingly his work focuses on how young people learn about the world through digital media; specifically, in the digital Wild West, what do they decide to believe or reject? Over the last fifteen years his interests have spanned a wide terrain, from how adolescents and professional historians interpret primary sources to issues of teacher assessment and teacher community in the workplace.