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Elizabeth Cazden

Elizabeth Cazden
Adjunct Professor

B.A., Oberlin
J.D. Harvard
M.A. Andover-Newton Theological School

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After practicing law in New Hampshire for twenty-five years, Prof. Cazden moved to Rhode Island in 2006 to undertake historical research on Quakers and slavery in colonial Rhode Island. In addition to one full-length biography, she has written articles and book reviews for peer-reviewed history journals, Cobblestone Magazine for children, Harvard Magazine, and the Providence Journal. She also writes as the Providence History Examiner on Her most recent publication is a chapter on "Quakers, Slavery, Anti-slavery, and Race" in the Oxford Handbook for Quakers Studies (2013).

She has two grown children, one a computer programmer and musician and the other in medical school. She has taught writing at RWU since 2008.