Randy Beth Clarke Endowed Fellowship in U.S. History History and Art History

Awarded to a graduate student who has an excellent academic record and has an interest in the Civil war era and/or women's history.

2024 Awardee

Rachel  Birch

Rachel Birch

Rachel Birch earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Brigham Young University in 2003 and will complete a Master’s degree in American History from George Mason University in 2024. Rachel will begin the GMU History Ph.D. program Fall of 2024. Her research focuses on nineteenth and twentieth century American religion, religious benevolence, the history of the American West, and women’s history. Rachel is an affiliate at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and has worked on the Religious Ecologies project, the Arnhem Postal Project and is currently collaborating with R2 Studios.