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Catherine (Catey) Fitzgerald Boyle

Graduate Student Affiliate


Catherine (Catey) Fitzgerald Boyle

Catey Boyle is a Ph.D. candidate in international history with a secondary field of women, gender, and sexuality. As a social and cultural historian of North Africa and the French Empire, Boyle studies transregional slave trades in Tunis in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Boyle holds an M.A. in history from Harvard University, and a B.A. in history and middle eastern studies from Tufts University. Her research has been supported by fellowships like the American Institute of Maghrib Studies (AIMS), the Harvard Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and the Frederick Sheldon Travelling Fellowship at Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). Prior to entering the graduate program, she received a Fulbright grant to teach in Turkey, taught kindergarten and first grade in New Orleans, and worked with youth and adult English-language learners in Hong Kong.


  • Ph.D. Student in International History, Harvard Graduate School of Design
  • Graduate Student Affiliate, CES, Harvard University