Rachel Burstein

Academic Director, Books@Work


Rachel Burstein is academic director at Books@Work, where she serves as a liaison to the academic community, recruiting university professors, developing curricular and pedagogical tools, building partnerships with academic institutions, and spearheading assessment efforts.

Burstein previously worked at the New America Foundation as a researcher on civic innovation and at Ithaka as a researcher on digital initiatives in the higher education space.

She is a labor historian by training and her dissertation examines the public relations strategies of American labor unions in postwar period.

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MAR 16, 2015 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Innovations: Shakespeare on the Shop Floor

A pioneering organization is using literature to enable other sorts of conversations at the workplace—the types of conversations that successful companies need to have.