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Rebecca C

- Research Program Mentor

MA at Stanford University


Memorialization culture (monuments, memorials, and museums); Public history; Genocide, crimes against humanity, and mass atrocities; History of human rights; Germany [German literature, poetry, film, and art]; 20th century; World War II


I am passionate about the intersection between literature, poetry, and the arts with historical crisis and trauma. A perfect example is how artists grapple to coexist and react to the historical trauma of the Holocaust in the aftermath of World War II. I am also interested in the history of human rights, genocides, mass atrocities, and crimes against humanity—in particular, how these traumatic historical events are interpreted in public memory (such as through memorials, monuments, and museums). In my free time, I love to go to concerts (metal, jazz, and classical concerts are my favorite!) and enjoy delicious food. I play piano and flute. I also love video games!

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

"History is Written by Victors"

Choose one event in history that you are interested in. Research three different memorials, monuments, or museums dedicated to this event. This is a good opportunity to examine bias in historical records and public memory—what gets remembered and what is lost over time? What is important to people now versus what was important to people in the past? Who is history written for?

Languages I know

German (intermediate); Mandarin Chinese & Japanese (conversational)

Teaching experience

I have spent the past three years in K-12 education. I have taught 8th grade math & science, 5th grade multi-subject, and high school ESL. I have also tutored students privately (writings, applications, test prep, etc.) for four years.



Stanford University
BA Bachelor of Arts (2019)
History [Global Affairs Concentration]
Stanford University
MA Master of Arts (2019)
German Studies

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