Participant Info

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

About Me

Rebecca Brenner Graham is a PhD candidate in history at American University in Washington, DC, writing her dissertation on American nineteenth-century religion-state relations through the lens of Sunday mail delivery. Her MA with a concentration in public history is from American University. Rebecca currently teaches history at an all-girls college-preparatory boarding/day school, The Madeira School, in McLean, VA. She also works as a freelance public historian and writer in the greater Washington, DC area with bylines including The Washington Post, Public Seminar, Jewish Women’s Archive, Contingent Magazine, and the US Intellectual History (USIH) blog.

Recent Publications

“The woman behind Elizabeth Warren’s blueprint for the Presidency,” The Washington Post (23 September 2019)

“Women’s colleges should admit trans students. It’s wholly consistent with their mission,” The Washington Post (10 January 2019)

“How to stop President Trump’s latest attack on immigrants,” The Washington Post (13 August 2018)

Blogger, US Intellectual History (USIH),

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Founding Era, Government, Museums, Politics, Public History, Religion