Martin Gamboa
Martin  Gamboa

Martin Gamboa

Cohort: 2016

USC Provost's PhD Fellowship

B.A. Secondary Education & History, Boston College

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K-12 Education Policy

Research Interest

  • Standards and Curriculum Materials
  • Nationalism, Culture and Education
  • Teaching for Civic Engagement


Martin Gamboa

Martin Gamboa is a Provost’s Ph.D. Fellow in the Rossier School of Education, working with Morgan Polikoff.  Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, he earned his bachelor’s from Boston College, double majoring in secondary education and history. Before coming to USC, he served as a Fulbright Scholar in Poland, teaching at the University of Warsaw and presenting on American culture at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw.

His research interests include topics related to urban education, comparative education (K-12), and standards/curriculum materials. He is interested in how nationalism, culture, and race shape education policy and how they are Incorporated into classroom materials. He is specifically interested in history curriculum materials and history standards, and how these shape attitudes towards national identity and civic engagement.


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