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Daniel Davy, Ph.D.

Dean of Faculty; Associate Professor of History
Email:
daniel.davy@avemaria.edu
Phone:
(239) 304-7127
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Henkels 2056

Daniel Davy, Ph.D.

Dr. Davy is the Dean of Faculty at Ave Maria University, where he also serves as an Associate Professor of History.

His historical research focuses on the American West and the British Empire, particularly the intersecting histories of migration, culture, and gender. His recent book, Gold Rush Societies and Migrant Networks in the Tasman World is published by Edinburgh University Press.  

Dr. Davy's current projects include a study of mental illness in late Victorian Britain and a multivolume Western Civilization reader intended for high school students.  

His favorite courses to teach are Victorian Society and Culture, History and Film, and the freshman history sequence, Western Civilization I and II.  

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Education

  • B.A., History, Ave Maria University
  • M.Sc., History, University of Edinburgh
  • Ph.D., History, University of Otago, New Zealand

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Articles and Essays

  • "The Familiar Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Addiction and the Divided Self", St. Austin Review, 24:2 (2024)
  • "Digging for Victoria in Otago: The Trans-Tasman Dimension of the Otago Gold Rushes", in Rushing for Gold: Histories of the Otago Gold Rush, Lyndon Fraser, ed. (University of Otago Press, 2016)

Research and Publications

Gold Rush Societies, Environments and Migrant Networks in the Tasman World (Studies in British and Irish Migration)

This book creatively explores the gold rushes in the Tasman World through an examination of the Otago gold rushes, revealing how transnational connections and local social and natural environments shaped colonial identities.

Articles and Essays

  • "The Familiar Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Addiction and the Divided Self", St. Austin Review, 24:2 (2024)
  • "Digging for Victoria in Otago: The Trans-Tasman Dimension of the Otago Gold Rushes", in Rushing for Gold: Histories of the Otago Gold Rush, Lyndon Fraser, ed. (University of Otago Press, 2016)

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