Visiting Scholar

Mary Saracino Zboray

Mary Saracino Zboray is the co-author of four books and numerous scholarly essays on antebellum U.S. print culture and women’s partisan rhetoric. Her and Ronald Zboray’s Everyday Ideas: Socioliterary Experience among Antebellum New Englanders (2006), won awards from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and the International Reading Association.  One reviewer called their recently published Voices Without Votes: Women and Politics in Antebellum New England (2010) “an exciting and first-rate piece of scholarship that breaks new historiographic ground.”  She is currently collaborating on a book project about Civil War era reading practices which received funding from the American Journalism Historians Association.  From 1999-2001, she was a research associate at Georgia State University, and from 1998-1999, a research fellow at the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College, now Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.  After receiving her M.A. in anthropology from the Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research, she was a Smithsonian Fellow in George Washington University’s doctoral program in American Studies.

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