Cara Rogers Stevens

Ashland University
Assistant Professor of History

Cara Rogers Stevens is an Associate Professor of History at Ashland University, where she also co-directs the Ashbrook Scholar Program. She has a master’s degree in history from the University of Texas at Dallas and a Ph.D. from Rice University. Her research, which focuses on race, slavery, and freedom 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 American Political Science Association’s award for Best Article in American Political Thought 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.