Zevi Gutfreund

Zevi Gutfreund

Assistant Professor
Secondary Education Advisor
231D Himes Hall


Courses Taught

History and the Social Sciences I, II, and III; Seminar in History and the Social Sciences; U.S. History Since 1865; History of the U.S. West; U.S. Immigration History.


Current Research Interests

Speaking American: Language Education in Los Angeles, 1900-1998 (book manuscript under contract at University of Oklahoma Press).


Interested in Directing Theses On

 U.S. Immigration; U.S. West; History of Education



B.A. Harvard University (2001); M.A. UCLA (2008); Ph.D. UCLA (2013)

Awards and Honors:  John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (2011-12)

UCLA McWilliams/Caughey Research Fellowship (2010-11)

UCLA Appleby/McWilliams Research Fellowship (2009-10)



Notable Articles

“Immigrant Education and Race: Alternative Approaches to ‘Americanization’ in Los Angeles, 1910 – 1940,” History of Education Quarterly 57.1 (February 2017), 1-38.

“Standing Up to Sugar Cubes: The Contest over Ethnic Identity in California’s Fourth-Grade Mission Curriculum,” Southern California Quarterly 92.2 (2010), 161-197.



Co-Author: Home Lands, How Women Made the West: A Teaching Unit, Grade Range 4-12 (Los Angeles: The National Center for History in the Schools with the Autry National Center of the American West, 2010).