Cate Alexander

Cate Cleo Alexander

PhD Student and Research Assistant

Cate Cleo Alexander (she/her) is a PhD Candidate in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto. Her lifelong passion for history has taken her from archaeological field digs in Greece and Italy to the digital realms of online archives. Cate’s doctoral research examines digital public history through feminist new-materialist and political economic theory in order to establish a better understanding of how platforms influence the production, distribution, and consumption of public history. Cate is also the coordinator of the GLAM Incubator at the University of Toronto. When she is not studying cultural heritage, digital humanities, or media theory, Cate can be found reading trashy murder mysteries, watching long video essays on YouTube, or dancing (Lindy Hop, blues, fusion, balfolk, contra, west coast, etc.).

Research Interests

Digital history, cultural heritage, memory institutions, information ethics, digital humanities