Dr. Rachel Boyle is a co-founder of Omnia History, a public history collaborative dedicated to using the past to promote social change in the present. As a historian of Chicago and the Midwest, Dr. Boyle studies the movement of people in space, from women navigating the streets of turn-of-the-century Chicago to groups migrating across the Midwest over time. Dr. Boyle also manages constituent relationship management systems for cultural organizations and explores how to apply cooperative principles to history work.
Dr. Boyle brings over ten years of experience in the field of public history, having worked with cultural organizations across the Midwest including the Minnesota Historical Society, the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, and the Newberry Library. She holds her PhD in U.S. and Public History from Loyola University Chicago.