Rachel Mattson

Senior Consultant & Project Manager

Rachel Jurinich Mattson (she/they) is Senior Consultant and Project Manager at Educopia Institute. An archivist, historian, and educator, Rachel has worked throughout their career to tell––and to support others in their efforts to tell––complicated, surprising, transformative historical stories about marginalized communities using the documentary record. Among other roles, she has served as Director of Special Collections at Swarthmore College, Curator of the Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies at the University of Minnesota, and Digital Archivist at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club. Rachel has written and edited a diversity of scholarly and non-fiction works––including History as Art, Art As History: Contemporary Art and Social Studies Education (Routledge, 2010), which she co-authored, and a special issue of KULA, A Journal of Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies on “endangered knowledge” (2018), which she co-edited. Rachel has also published essays in The Radical History Review, Movement Research Performance Journal, and elsewhere. They hold a PhD in U.S. History from New York University and an MLIS from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.