Department of History

Rachel Oppenheimer

  • Part-Time Instructor

Education & Training

  • PhD, Carnegie Mellon University

Representative Publications

“Reply to Erin Hinson’s “‘Our Journey, Our Narrative’: Narratives of Para(militarism) and Conflict Transformation in the ACT Exhibition,” Global Discourse, Special Edition


“‘Inhuman Conditions Prevailing’: The Significance of the Dirty Protest in the Irish Republican Prison War, 1978-81,” Éire-Ireland 49, no. 1: 142-163. 

Research Interest Summary

Rachel’s work focuses on radical dissent in the 20th century in Northern Ireland and the United States

Research Interests

In her dissertation, “Of Prisons and Polities: The Black Panther Party, Irish Republican Army, and Radical Socio-Political Organization, 1966-1983” she looks at the ways in which members of the Irish Republican Army and Black Panther Party constructed communities that were defined by their opposition to the State and how these conceptualizations of society informed IRA and BPP members’ reactions to imprisonment.