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University of Cambridge
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Imperial history, settler colonialism, higher education, Indigenous history, migration, institutions, political development, British Empire
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About Me

Caitlin Harvey is an Early Career Research Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge. Her research examines the history of migration, race, settlement, and education in a British imperial and global context. Her scholarly interests also include Indigenous history and the institutional and political development of settler/Indigenous societies since 1800. She holds a Ph.D. in History from Princeton University (2021), along with degrees from the University of Oxford (M.St.) and the University of Western Ontario (B.A.).

Her current book project, Bricks and Mortar Boards: University-Building in the Settlement Empire, 1840-1920, examines the rapid expansion of university education across Britain’s colonies of settlement and their self-governing successors – Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States – from new universities’ shaky beginnings at the start of the nineteenth century to their firm foundations and continued growth a century later. Her research has been published in The Journal of Women’s History, the Pacific Northwest Quarterly, and the Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) Journal.

Recent Publications

“The Wealth of Knowledge: ‘Land-Grab Universities’ in British Imperial and Global Context,” Native American and Indigenous Studies Journal 8, no. 1 (2021): 97-105.

“Alibis for Alverstone: Re-appraising the Alaskan Boundary Dispute, 1895-1903,” Pacific   Northwest Quarterly111 (Fall 2019): 175-187.

“Science and Sensibility: Louise Lind-af-Hageby’s Diary as Female Testimony, Scientific Publication, and Antivivisectionist Tool, 1890-1918,” The Journal of Women’s History    30, no. 1 (2018): 80-106.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Africa, Australia, British Isles, England, New Zealand, North America
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Capitalism, Children & Youth, Colonialism, Higher Ed, Indigenous Peoples, Migration & Immigration, Politics, Race, Women