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Grace Rooney

MA in Public History

Originally from Newport, Rhode Island, Grace Rooney graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University with a BA in History and Political Science in 2023. As an undergraduate, Grace worked as an intern at the Museum of Jewish Heritage- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust supporting public programming and marketing for the Museum. She also received two research grants to support her project “Lesbian Rights in the National Organization for Women in the 1980s” which was published in the Fordham Undergraduate Research Journal, and which she presented as a poster at the 2023 American Historical Association Annual Conference.

Cohort: 2025

Research Interests: modern American women, intersectionality, making local histories of marginalized communities more accessible for those in said communities

Most Recent Degree: BA in History and Political Science from Fordham University 

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