Graduate Student Bios

Cassandra received her B.A. in History and German Literature from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington in 2017. She is interested in women’s interpersonal relationships, court culture, and women’s cultivation of social and political identities in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, with particular attention to the role of friendship and affection in political culture. Her current project examines the role of female sociability and friendship in Enlightenment Germany and interrogates these relationships as potential sites and sources of women’s political and intellectual agency.