Catey Boyle

Catey Boyle

PhD Candidate in History
Secondary in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
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I am a Ph.D. candidate in the History Department with a secondary field in the studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. As an historian of North Africa and the French Empire, I study transregional constructions of belonging in Tunis in the 18th and 19th centuries. I am also a research assistant on a digital humanities initiative for Harvard’s Tunis Center for Middle Eastern Studies, where I completed a summer Arabic intensive. I hold an M.A. in History from Harvard University, and a B.A. in History and Middle Eastern Studies from Tufts University.

Prior to entering the graduate program, I taught Kindergarten and First Grade, all subjects, in New Orleans, Louisiana. I also worked with youth and adult English-language learners in Hong Kong. I love creating and learning from curricula focused on socio-emotional, anti-racist, and experiential learning. When I'm not teaching and researching, I'm doing actions with the Boston chapter of SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice), singing in gospel choir, watching K-dramas, writing short stories, and roller-skating.