Caitlin Harvey

Graduate Fellow

Caitlin Harvey

Caitlin Harvey studies the history of Britain’s global empire, specializing in migration, race, settlement, and education from the 1820s to the present. Her dissertation, “Bricks and Mortar Boards: University-Building in the Settlement Empire, 1840-1920” examines the expansion of university education, ahead of popular demand, in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States. Her project at the CDH will visualize institutional land endowments - usually 50,000 to 200,000 acres per university - and will use digital tools to explore university financial records.