Caitlin McGeever

Caitlin McGeever

Caitlin McGeever

Graduate Research Assistant

U.S. History: Religious history, gender and family, slavery, Early America and the Atlantic World

Caitlin McGeever is a PhD Candidate in the History Department at George Mason University. She focuses on early modern history with concentrations in religion, gender, family, and slavery in Early American and the Atlantic world. Her dissertation explores seventeenth-century Quaker enslavement on Barbados and how their interaction with slavery was shaped by distinct Quaker ideas about family and the household.

At Mason, Caitlin currently works as the copyeditor for the Journal of Social History. Previously she has TA'd for Western Civ, 19th-c Europe, and Hist 390: The Digital Past. Prior to attending Mason, Caitlin taught the American History survey courses at Christopher Newport University (2015, 2016). 

Grants and Fellowships

Travel Research Grant, George Mason University, 2022


Before coming to Mason, Caitlin earned her B.A. in History and Leadership at Christopher Newport University in 2012 and her M.A. in European History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2014. 

Recent Presentations

"Barbadian Quaker Enslavement, " Discomforting Quaker History, October 2022

"Spiritual Domesticity and Early Quakers," Panel: Bestowers of Imaginaries: The Crossings of Family and Worldviews, American Society for Church History, January 2022

Panel: Bringing Women to Light Using Omeka, Brian Bertoti Innovative Perspectives in History Conference, March 2021

"Mapping Itinerancy: George Fox's Journal," Roundtable: Using Quantitative Data to Disrupt Historical Narratives and Archives, AskHistorians Digital Conference, September 2020 (recorded as a podcast - Episode 160)