History Department
History Department

Isabelle Headrick

M.A., University of Texas at Austin; B.A., Oberlin College


Global modern education movement; the "global France"; Alliance Israélite Universelle Jewish schools in Iran between 1900 and 1939


Isabelle Headrick graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. in Soviet Studies and a minor in Black Studies. She received a M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Texas at Austin. Her academic interests include the global modern education movement (1880-1939) and its intersection with Iranian, Jewish, and French history, specifically the schools established by the Alliance Israélite Universelle in Iran.

Prior to entering the history program, Isabelle worked for fifteen years as an affordable housing non-profit director and developer in Austin with organizations that serve people with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness, seniors, and families with children. From 2015-2018 she served on the board of the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

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