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Catriona Gold


Catriona Gold

Department of Geography
University College London
Gower St






PhD topic: "Don't be an 'Ugly American'": the US Passport Office and Cold War government of travel, 1955-77.

My project is concerned broadly with the US’ government of travel during the Cold War, and specifically with the role of the Passport Office and its longstanding director Frances Knight (1955-77) in shaping both policy approaches to, and popular narratives about, the travel of Americans.

Supervisors: Alan Ingram (primary) and Tariq Jazeel (secondary).

This project is primarily funded by the Economic and Social Research Council; my archival research in Washington, DC was facilitated by a six-month Fellowship at the Library of Congress, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

I recently undertook an Overseas Institutional Visit at Carleton University, supervised by William Walters and funded by the ESRC.


MA Geography, University of British Columbia.

MSc Global Migration, University College London.

BA (Hons) Geography, University of Nottingham.