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First Name
Last Name
George Mason University
Website URL
American Revolution, Founding Era, US Constitution, Early American Women, Women and Politics, Enlightenment, George Washington, Apportionment, Gerrymandering, Antifederalists
Additional Contact Information
George Mason University Department of History and Art History: 703.993.1250

Personal Info

About Me

Rosemarie Zagarri received her Ph.D. from Yale University and specializes in Early American history. She has published four books, the most recent of which is Revolutionary Backlash: Women and Politics in the Early American Republic(University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007; paperback, 2008). Her articles have appeared in scholarly journals such as the Journal of American History, American Quarterly, Journal of the Early Republic, and William & Mary Quarterly, and in numerous edited collections.

Professor Zagarri has received numerous competitive research fellowships from organizations including the National Endowment for the Humanities (1997-1998, 2011-2012), the American Antiquarian Society, and the American Philosophical Society. In 1992, she received the Outstanding Article Prize, awarded by the Southeastern Eighteenth-Century Studies Association, for “Morals, Manners, and the Republican Mother.” In Spring 1993, the Fulbright Commission appointed her to the Thomas Jefferson Chair in American Studies at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She has served on the editorial boards of American Quarterly, Journal of the Early Republic, William & Mary Quarterly, as well as the University of Virginia Press and was a member of the Council of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture from 2006-2009. In 2009, she was elected President of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR). In 2011, she received the Scholarship Award from Mason’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences and was also appointed Distinguished Lecturer by the Organization of American Historians. In 2013, the GMU Board of Visitors named her a “University Professor,” the highest faculty rank at the university.

Recent Publications


Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century
Expertise by Topic
American Revolution, American Founding Era, Gender, Politics, Women