Published Historical Work

Rachel Kaufman (2022): “Crypto-Jewish Poetry in New Mexico, post 1992.” In Jews Across the Americas: 1492-Present. New York: NY University Press.

Love is the Greater Labyrinth: A Comedy by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Newark, DE: Juan de la Cuesta, 2022. (co-translator)

(2021): “Historical Traces in Archival Poetry,” Journal of the History of Ideas Blog

Rachel Kaufman (2020): “Translating History,” Rethinking History

(2019): “Whispered Tradition: New Mexico crypto-Jewish Memory, Origins to 2007,” The Yale Historical Review

(2019): “The Myth of la Llave in crypto-Jewish Poetry,” Journal of the History of Ideas Blog

(2019): “The Myth of la Llave in Spanish Memory,” Journal of the History of Ideas Blog

Select Awards

Mellon Endowment in Latin American Studies research grant, Latin American Institute, UCLA

Center for Early Global Studies (CMRS) Travel Grant, UCLA

Graduate Student Research Mentorship grant, University of California, Los Angeles

Western History Association Conference 2021, Graduate Student Prize

Various research grants from the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center

Edwin W. Small Prize in American History, Yale University

Salo W. and Jeannette M. Baron Student Research Grant, Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism

Joseph Lentilhon Selden Memorial Award, Yale University

Select Presentations

“Writing Sonnets for Diversifying Translations.” Diversifying in London Conference, Instituto Cervantes, London. (2022)

Translating Comedia Workshop, Shakespeare’s Globe, London. (2022)

Diversifying the Classics Workshop, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. (2022)

“Forging New Lineages through Poetry: Disembodiment, Nostalgia, and Imagination in Chicana and crypto-Jewish Poetics.” American Jewish Historical Society Conference, New Orleans, LA. (2022)

“History and Memory of Captivity: Women and Horses in the Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Borderlands.” Western History Association Conference, Portland, Oregon. (2021)