Faculty Listing

Dr. Cassandra Yacovazzi

Title: Assistant Professor
CV:  View CV
Phone: 941-359-4344
Email: cyacovazzi@usf.edu
Office: C243
Area of Interest: 19th and 20th century American women’s history and the intersection of gender, religion, and popular culture.


  • Malone University, Canton, OH, BA
  • Baylor University, Waco, TX, MA
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, PhD


  • Escaped Nuns: True Womanhood and the Campaign Against Convents in Antebellum America (Oxford University Press, 2018)
  • “Think Pink: How Mary Kay Built an Empire on Lipstick and Applause,” USF Sarasota-Manatee campus, Research Pecha Kucha (April 2019)
  • Encyclopedia entry on “Katharine Drexel,” in American Religious History: Belief and Society through Time (ABC-CLIO, forthcoming)
  • “‘Are You Allowed to Read the Bible in a Convent?’: Protestant Perspectives on the Catholic Approach to Scripture in Convent Narratives, 1830-1860.” U.S. Catholic Historian 31, no. 3 (Summer 2013)


  • American Society of Church History Book Prize Nomination for the Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize for Outstanding Scholarship in the History of Christianity by a First-Time Author, 2019.
  • Nomination for Postdoctoral Teaching Award, University of Missouri, 2018
  • Kinder Dissertation Fellowship, University of Missouri, 2014
  • Rome Seminar Scholarship and Stipend, University of Notre Dame, 2014
  • Donald K. Anderson Teaching Assistant Award, University of Missouri, 2013


  • American History from 1877
  • American History to 1877
  • Research and Methods in History
  • United States History, 1914-1945
  • American History through Literature, 1865-1920
  • Women and Politics in America
  • History of Diversity in the US
  • Religion in American History
  • US, 1877-1914


  • Conducted annual assessment of History majors at the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus, reviewing student research papers and in-class essays
  • Voting member of Academic Regulations Committee (ARC)
  • Collaborator on American History dual enrollment program