Elissa Branum is a PhD student in 20th c. US History and Latinx History at Rutgers University – New Brunswick. She has contributed to the National Council on Public History's History at Work and the Rutgers AAUP blog. Her BA is in History from John Brown University. She earned a Gender History MS at the University of Glasgow. Her master's thesis explored gendered experiences of US religious history, using oral histories to understand contemporary purity movements in evangelicalism. Her current research is on gender/sexuality, race, and work at evangelical Christian colleges in Arkansas and Texas.