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Rebecca Brenner
Last Name
Brown University
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About Me

Rebecca Brenner Graham is author of Dear Miss Perkins: A Story of Frances Perkins’s Efforts to Aid Refugees from Nazi Germany (Kensington, 2025).

Rebecca is an incoming postdoctoral research associate at Brown University. Previously, she taught at the Madeira School and American University.

She has a PhD in history and MA in public history from American University and a BA in history and philosophy from Mount Holyoke College. In 2023, she was awarded a Cokie Roberts Fellowship from the National Archives Foundation and a Rubenstein Center Research Fellowship from the White House Historical Association.

Her writing has been published in the Washington Post, Time, Slate, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere.

Recent Publications

Los Angeles Review of Books, French Cigarettes and a Lot of Coffee: On Skye C. Cleary’s ‘How to Be Authentic

Slate, Why the Philosophers Libertarians Love Always Come Out Worse for Wear

Time, The Classic Christmas Movie That Offers a Lesson About Antisemitism in America

The Washington Post, Pitting religious freedom against Sunday mail goes back to the founding

The Washington Post, Politicians have long courted Jews, even as antisemitism abounds

The Washington Post, Attacking Sunday voting is part of a long tradition of controlling Black Americans

The Washington Post, The woman behind Elizabeth Warren’s blueprint for the presidency

The Washington Post, Women’s colleges should admit trans students. It’s wholly consistent with their mission

The Washington Post, How to stop President Trump’s latest attack on immigrants 

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic