Rebecca Brenner Graham

Rebecca Brenner


Rebecca Brenner Graham is a History Teacher at the Madeira School and an Adjunct Professorial Lecturer at American University. Rebecca’s debut narrative nonfiction book on Frances Perkins’s refugee policy will be published by Kensington in 2025. Rebecca holds a PhD in History from American University. Her writing has been published in The Washington PostSlate, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. Follow her on Twitter @TheOtherRBG and on Instagram @basicbookstagrammer. 



Blog Posts

"The Jews of Summer" by Sandra Fox

Review: "The Jews Of Summer" by Sandra Fox

Rebecca Brenner Graham

At a very basic level, The Jews of Summer captures the essence of camp and explores how Jewish summer camp has become an integral part of Jewish identity formation.

 Woman and man serving themselves at a buffet, Jewish stars in background

A Better Hanukkah Movie, With Plenty of Room for Improvement

Rebecca Brenner Graham

After several attempts, the Hallmark Channel finally carves out a respectable place for Hanukkah . But is this the best we can hope for?

Topics: Hanukkah, Film
I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are book cover CROP

Review: Rachel Bloom's "I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are"

Rebecca Brenner Graham

Rachel Bloom's debut memoir publishes on November 17.

Topics: Memoirs
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I Can Be a Jewish Feminist and Change My Name

Rebecca Brenner Graham

Changing your name upon marriage, especially as a Jewish person and a woman, is a loaded decision.

Topics: Marriage
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Getting "Crazy" About History

Rebecca Brenner Graham

Rebecca Bunch is apparently a student of history... and I don’t just mean her relationship history.


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