Research Areas

Architecture; Memorials; Memory and Writing 


M.Arch., Harvard University

B.A., Princeton University


Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Rachel R. Munn

Rachel R. Munn

Rachel R. Munn

Rachel Munn is an architect with over ten years of professional experience (formerly an Associate at MDS in downtown Boston). Her academic interests focus on the interrelation of architecture, place, memory and memorials. In 1997-1998, she was a Fulbright Fellow in Berlin, where she studied the history and built environment of this complex city. Since her return to the U.S., she has continued her research, teaching and reflections in these areas through undergraduate and graduate courses focused on how historical events, political ideals and cultural movements are inscribed into the urban environment. She has given seminars at Brandeis University, Harvard University's graduate Consortium for Women's Studies at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Department of Architecture of Wentworth Institute of Technology, as well as guest lectures at several other area colleges and universities.

Current Projects

I will continue with “14 Winter Street” a series of poems about renovating and inhabiting a hundred year old farmhouse. Themes from the natural world, from raising children, from Jewish identity and family stories from the Holocaust emerge in the connected poems. I will also research how to teach the Brandeis course I taught again.

Representative Publications

Munn, Rachel. “Memory and Berlin.” Testimony, Tensions, and Tikkun: Teaching the Holocaust in Colleges and Universities. Edited by Myrna Goldenberg and Rochelle Millen. University of Washington Press: 2007.

South  Street,  a  Literary  Journal.  Volume  1, Thresholds. Selected Poems from “14  Winter Street”.  Edited   by   Nancer   Ballard,   Emily Corbato, Georgia Sassen and Rachel Munn. A Publication of the Women’s Studies ResearchCenter, Brandeis University: Summer 2012.