Office: Wood Hall 308
Advisor: Nancy Shoemaker
Area of interest: Eighteenth-century British North America
BFA, Art History, Pratt Institute, 2007
MLIS, Rare Books and Special Collections, Long Island University, 2012
Current Research Interests: A Connecticut native, Rachel is interested in the history of colonial New England and the thirteen colonies. Her current research focuses on Benjamin Franklin and his network of printers, the history of the book, and the material culture of the handpress era.
Presentations: “From Genoa to Franklin: Tracing Northern-Italian watermarks through Colonial-American printing.” International Paper Historians (IPH) Virtual Congress, Washington, DC, June 7-11, 2021.