Publications

  • Alexander Hyres (2022). "The Whole Mess is American History": Protest, Pedagogy, and Black Studies at a Desegregated High School in the South, 1967-1974. Journal of African American History. Vol. 107, 55-78. Published, 03/03/2022.
    https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/7173...
  • Alexander Hyres (2020). The Contours of Black Studies in American Public Schools. Black Perspectives. Published, 11/09/2020.
    https://www.aaihs.org/the-contours-of-black-studie...
  • Alexander Hyres (2020). Book Review of Schools of Our Own: Chicago's Golden Age of Private Black Education by Worth Kamili Hayes. Journal of Negro Education. Accepted, 07/01/2020.
  • Alexander Hyres (2020). Book Review of William Hustwit's Integration Now. (pp. 229-230). Vol. 86. Journal of Southern History. Published, 02/17/2020.
    https://muse.jhu.edu/article/748742
  • Alexander Hyres (2019). "Hundreds of Small Choices": Race, Space, and Educational Inequality in the United States. History of Education Journal. Published, 10/21/2019.
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00467...
  • Alexander Hyres (2019). Book Review of Camille Walsh's Racial Taxation. History of Education Journal. Published, 10/11/2019.
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00467...
  • Alexander Hyres (2019). Book Review of Brian Daugherity's Keep On Keeping On. Vol. 59. History of Education Quarterly. Published, 04/26/2019.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/heq.2019.8
  • Alexander Hyres (2019). Why Charlottesville students walked out — and what it will take to keep them from doing it again. Washington Post. Published, 04/02/2019.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/04/02/...
  • Alexander Hyres (2018). Book Review of Vanessa Siddle Walker's The Lost Education of Horace Tate. Atlanta Studies. Published, 09/28/2018.
    https://www.atlantastudies.org/2018/10/08/alexande...
  • Alexander Hyres (2020). "Dedication to the Highest of Callings": Florence Coleman Bryant and the Contours of Black Teachers’ Activism in Virginia. University of South Carolina Press. Accepted, 12/08/2020.

Research Keywords

  • History or Philosophy of Education
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Civil Rights
  • American History
  • African American Studies
  • Activists or Activism

Presentations

  • Alexander Hyres, “’African People Have No Need to Be Ashamed’: Dr. Asa Hilliard III, the Baseline Essays, and the Fight for Equity in the Pacific Northwest, 1964-2001” History of Education Society Annual Meeting 2021. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/06/2021.
  • Alexander Hyres, “’Dedication to the Highest of Callings’: Florence Coleman Bryant and the Black Freedom Struggle in Virginia, 1946-1983,” Association for the Study of African American Life and History 2021. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/25/2021.
  • Alexander Hyres, “’We Want to Speak from the Student’s Mind’: The Uses and Limitations of School Newspapers to Illuminate Histories of the Black High Schooling Experience,” Association for the Study of African American Life and History 2021 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/18/2021.
  • Alexander Hyres, “Remembering and Forgetting Black Teachers and Students in the Struggle: Racism and Historical Memory in the Shadow of Jefferson’s University” American Educational Research Association 2021 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/12/2021.
  • Alexander Hyres, “’Americans from Africa’: Dr. Edgar A. Toppin, Black History, and Televised Pedagogy in the Civil Rights Era,” History of Education Society Annual Meeting 2021. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/20/2021.
  • Alexander Hyres, “’African People Have No Need to Be Ashamed’: Dr. Asa Hilliard III, the Baseline Essays, and Urban Education Reform in the West, 1964-2001,” African American Intellectual History Society 2021. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 01/18/2021.
  • Derrick Alridge and Alexander Hyres, “Teachers in the Movement: Storytelling and Oral History,” History of Education Society Annual Meeting 2021. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/05/2020.
  • Cynthia Benally, Maeve Wall, and Alexander Hyres, “Teaching Multicultural Education in Utah,” American Educational Research Association 2021. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 10/30/2020.
  • Alexander Hyres, “Race and the U.S. Census: 1790 through 2020,” The Hinckley Institute of Politics, University of Utah, February 26, 2020. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/26/2020.
  • Alexander Hyres, “Desegregating the Curriculum: The Emergence and Evolution of Ethnic Studies in the Portland Public Schools, 1964-1988,” University of Utah College of Education Fall Research Series 2019, November 14, 2019. Presentation, Presented, 11/14/2019.
  • Alexander Hyres, “’The Whole Mess is American History’: The Rise and Fall of Black Studies at a Desegregated High School in the South, 1967-1974” History of Education Society 2019. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/31/2019.
  • Alexander Hyres, “Racism, Education, and Historical Memory in Charlottesville,” University of Virginia, Teachers in the Movement Summer Teachers Institute, June 26, 2019. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/26/2019.
  • Alexander Hyres, “I Did It All and Now There's More: Navigating Post-Graduate Life” History of Education Society Meeting 2019 . Presentation, Accepted, 06/11/2019.
  • Alexander Hyres, “’The Whole Mess is American History’: The Rise and Fall of Black Studies at a Desegregated High School in the South, 1967-1974” Organization of American Historians Conference 2019 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/05/2019.
  • Alexander Hyres, “Student Activism and Success,” Utah Valley University, January 15, 2019. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/15/2019.
  • Alexander Hyres, “Book Session on Derrick Alridge’s The Educational Thought of W.E.B. Du Bois: An Intellectual History” History of Education Society Annual Meeting 2018 . Presentation, Presented, 11/02/2018.
  • Alexander Hyres, “Book Session on Tondra Loder-Jackson’s Schoolhouse Activists: African American Educators and the Long Birmingham Civil Rights Movement” History of Education Annual Meeting 2018 . Presentation, Presented, 11/01/2018.
  • Alexander Hyres, “The Role of Educational History in Reassessing Civil Rights Movement History,” History of Education Society Annual Meeting 2018 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/05/2018.
  • Alexander Hyres, “’The Whole Mess is American History’: The Rise and Fall of Black Studies at a Desegregated High School in the South, 1968-1974” Association for the Study of African American Life and History 2018 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/04/2018.
  • Alexander Hyres, "Remembering and Forgetting Teachers and Students in Charlottesville's Long Civil Rights Movement," Teachers in the Movement Summer Teachers Institute 2018. Presentation, Presented, 06/27/2018.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • The Voices of Students Who Moved a Nation. PI: Dara Walker. Co-PI(s): Alexander Hyres and Jon Hale. Spencer Foundation, 01/01/2022 - 12/31/2022. Total project budget to date: $32,000.00
  • Desegregating the Curriculum. PI: Alexander Hyres. University of Utah's College of Education, 07/01/2019 - 06/30/2020. Total project budget to date: $5,000.00

Research/Scholarship Projects

  • Desegregating the Curriculum: The Emergence and Evolution of Ethnic Studies in the American High School. PI: Alexander Hyres. 10/01/2018 - present.

Languages

  • English, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • United States of America