Rachel Devlin is an associate professor of history at Rutgers University specializing in the cultural politics of girlhood, sexuality, and race in the postwar United States. She is the author of Relative Intimacy: Fathers, Adolescent Daughters, and Postwar American Culture (2005) and the forthcoming "Girls on the Front Line: Gender and the Battle to Desegregate Public Schools in the United States, 1945–1968." She has received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University.
- Performing "Civic Decency": The Black Women and Girls who Desegregated American Schools *
- "The White Mrs. Brown": Esther Brown and the Jewish Women of the Civil Rights Movement
- Childhood and Race in America: From Jim Crow to Civil Rights
Lectures marked with a * are offered as part of the OAH's initiative, Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump.