Participant Info

First Name
Rebecca Brenner
Last Name
The Madeira School
Website URL
Early United States, politics and religion, postal history, public history, religion state relations
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Personal Info

About Me

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Rebecca Brenner Graham now lives outside Washington D.C., where she works full time as a history teacher at the Madeira School and part time as an adjunct professorial lecturer at American University. She earned her PhD in history and MA in public history from American University and her BA in history and philosophy from Mount Holyoke College. Her writing has been featured in The Washington Post, Los Angeles Review of Books, Perspectives on History, Jewish Women’s Archive, Commonplace Journal, Contingent Magazine, and other publications.

Recent Publications

Review of Skye C. Cleary, How to Be Authentic: Simone de Beauvoir and the Quest for Fulfillment (MacMillan Publishers, 2022) Los Angeles Review of Books, 5 June 2022.

New Seats at the Tea Party,” Commonplace: the journal of early American life, May 2022.

Politicians have long courted Jews, even as antisemitism abounds,” Made by History at The Washington Post, 30 January 2022.

Hustling to Get By: Side Jobs in Graduate School,” Perspectives on History, American Historical Association, 16 December 2021.

Attacking Sunday voting is part of a long tradition of controlling Black Americans,” Made by History at The Washington Post, 4 March 2021.

The woman behind Elizabeth Warren’s blueprint for the presidency,” Made by History at The Washington Post, 23 September 2019.

No Refuge,” Contingent Magazine, 23 August 2019.

Women’s colleges should admit trans students. It’s wholly consistent with their mission,” Made by History at The Washington Post, 10 January 2019.

How to stop President Trump’s latest attacks on immigrants,” Made by History at The Washington Post, 13 August 2018.

Media Coverage
American Girls Podcast; Mainely History Podcast; Quoted in Salon
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Founding Era, Pedagogy, Politics, Public History, Religion