Matt Niendorf

Advisor: Kathrin Levitan
Current Research: British Empire, Indian Ocean, Exploration


Matt Niendorf received his Bachelor's in History from the University of Notre Dame in 2014. He is currently working on his Master's thesis, which looks at the founding of the Swan River Colony in Western Australia in 1829. Matt hopes to emphasize Western Australia's place in the British Empire as it has generally been either undervalued or completely ignored.

Broadly, Matt is interested in how different parts of the British Empire were formed and connected, especially in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.