Cheryl Cassidy

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Program Coordinator, Professional Writing and Writing Studies

English Language and Literature

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Ph.D., University of Michigan

Interests and Expertise

Cheryl Cassidy joined Eastern Michigan University in 1990. Her specialty is teaching writing with first-year Honors students and upper-level students. She also teaches graduate courses in women's rhetoric.

Professor Cassidy's research focuses on nineteenth-century British and American prose, especially examining the formation of collective identities based upon commonly held social and religious views. Her recent research examines nineteenth-century female missionary photographs and she is currently researching American missionaries in Hawaii.

Beyond her teaching and research, Professor Cassidy is involved in a number of professional associations.


  • Writing, style and technology
  • Freshman composition
  • Women's rhetoric

Publications and Presentations

  • "Bringing the 'New Woman' to the Mission Site: Louise Manning Hodgkins and the Heathen Woman's Friend." American Periodicals, 16 (2006): 172–99.
  • Women and Empire 1750–1930: Primary Sources on Gender and Anglo-Imperialism, India, 1830–1930. vols 1–5. London: Routledge, 2009.
  • Children and Empire. (History of Feminism) vols 1–4. London: Routledge, 2012.