Research Associate
Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University

Clarissa Ceglio is a Research Associate at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. Currently, she serves as managing editor for, a new WordPress-based state encyclopedia project undertaken in collaboration with Connecticut Humanities. One of her favorite tasks is developing collaborations with institutions and communities.

Prior to this, she spent over 20 years working as a communications and marketing expert for publishers in the history, art and medical fields, museums, advertising agencies, and healthcare corporations. Working with teammates and outside stakeholders to successfully lead diverse projects from conception to completion was a consistent focus of her work, whether she served as an executive staff member or as a freelance project specialist.

Clarissa is also finishing her PhD in American Studies at Brown University. Her research, teaching and digital public humanities work focuses US cultural history with complementary emphases in material and visual culture studies.  Her dissertation, “A Cultural Arsenal for Democracy: The War Work of U.S. Museums, 1939-1955,” examines the ways in which museum exhibitions contributed to the construction of idealized forms of national, hemispheric and international citizenship during this period.

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