Cara Rogers Stevens

Cara Rogers Stevens, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History

252 Dwight Schar College of Education
Area of Specialty
Thomas Jefferson, Slavery & Abolition, Race, Intellectual History, Atlantic World History
  • Cara Rogers Stevens's research, which focuses on race and slavery in the Jeffersonian Age, has been published by the Journal of Southern History and American Political Thought, and she has also written for the Journal of the Early Republic and Law & Liberty.
  • She won the APSA's Best Article in American Political Thought award in 2022.
  • Her first book, Thomas Jefferson and the Fight Against Slavery (Kansas University Press, 2024), examines what Jefferson did—and did not—do to end slavery and bring equality to America.
  • Favorite thing about Ashland University: The wonderful students, and the great conversations we are able to have about interesting topics, both inside and outside of class.
  • Little-known fact: I have lived on four continents.
  • Ph.D. in History, Rice University
  • M.A. in History, Rice University
  • M.A. in History, University of Texas at Dallas
  • B.A. in English, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs