Cassandra is the Assistant Editor of the Papers of James Monroe at the University of Mary Washington. She received a BA and MA in American Studies at the George Washington University and worked at the Smithsonian Institution in new media before receiving her PhD in history from the University of Pennsylvania. She teaches a course at UMW entitled “The World of James Monroe” which uses objects from the James Monroe Museum. Her research focuses on gender and cultural history in the early American republic, and her current book project is titled “Founding Friends: Friendships Between Men and Women in the Early American Republic.” The book discusses the friendships of little-known Americans as well as prominent figures of the era, from Franklin to Washington to Abigail Adams.
- History & American Studies