Amanda Griffiths is the editorial director at the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives and the managing editor of the Cato Journal. She also works cross-departmentally to provide editorial content review for other Cato publications.

Amanda holds an MA from the University of Chicago, where she concentrated on political and social thought; and a BA from the University of Southern California, where she concentrated on political science, acting, and Italian. Her general research interests include political economy, political parties and public opinion, and theories of freedom and power.

In particular, Amanda writes extensively on Niccolò Machiavelli, and has recently begun to research, publish, and present on the relationship between Machiavellian and Stoic political thought.