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About Rachel


Dr. Rachel Guberman

My scholarship focuses on metropolitan development, political culture, race, and public policy in the twentieth century United States. My work has appeared in the Journal of Urban History and the edited collection Beyond the Politics of the Closet: Gay Rights and the American State Since the 1970s. After earning my PhD in History at the University of Pennsylvania in 2015, I was book editor for the Journal of American History, where I both edited and managed the publication of hundreds of book reviews per year.
From 2018 -- 2022, I was the digital humanist for the Schlesinger Library's Long 19th Amendment Project at Harvard University. I led development of the Suffrage Research Portal, a digital teaching, research, and content presentation platform created to catalyze a more inclusive and intersectional history of gender and voting rights in commemoration of the 19th Amendment’s centennial.

Before becoming a historian, I was a public radio producer at NPR. I have written and edited copy for broad, public audiences and am experienced both in supporting investigative or documentary projects and working to deadline.

I look forward to supporting your research, writing, and digital history needs.
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