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Rachel Guberman

Ph.D. Candidate

Rachel Guberman


BA (distinction & highest honors), University of Michigan 2004
MA, University of Pennsylvania 2010

Research Interests

Metropolitan History; U.S. Politics & Political Culture; History of Social Movements; Race & Inequality; Environmental History

Exam Fields

United States Urban Studies
American History from European Contact to Present
History of Social Movements & the State


Proposed DIssertation

"The Real Silent Majority: The New Metropolitan Politics in the Rocky Mountain West"

Personal Statement

My work focuses on the realignment of American politics after the 1960s.  I argue that the conventional narrative of liberal decline and conservative ascendance is insufficient to explain politics in this period.  Instead, I suggest an alternative framework, grounded in metropolitan areas and organized around ideas such as "quality of life."  As a former NPR producer, I am also very interested in digital and oral history, incorporating these approaches into my teaching and research