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Claire Arnold


Claire Arnold studies Modern European history, specializing in Britain and the Anglosphere. Her dissertation, “The Demands of Distance: British Families and the World, 1830- 1914,” investigates how middle-class family ties supported Britain’s global power over the long nineteenth-century. Her research focuses on the family, migration, and globalization and has been supported by the SSRC DPD Program, the Midwestern Victorian Studies Association, and The Graduate School.  She was recently awarded the History Department’s W. Heyck Prize for outstanding research in British history. 


Claire is also a member of the British Studies Cluster and the Long Nineteenth Century Colloquium at Northwestern and the British History Seminar at the Newberry Library

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