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- United Kingdom
- 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
- 5, 8
- Expertise by Topic
- Capitalism, Children & Youth, Colonialism, Higher Ed, Indigenous Peoples, Migration & Immigration, Politics, Race, Women