Graduate Student Bios

Elissa Branum is a PhD student in 20th c. US History and Latinx History at Rutgers University – New Brunswick. She has contributed to American Religious History: Belief and Society through Time and Gender and Identity Around the World. 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 sexual violence at evangelical Christian colleges in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.