Professor Angela McCarthy
Professor of Scottish and Irish History and Associate Director of the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies
Angela McCarthy is Associate Director of the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies and Professor of Scottish and Irish History in the Department of History and Art History where she teaches Scottish history and Irish and Scottish migration. A graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, she has worked at the Universities of Hull and Aberdeen and held fellowships at the Stout Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington, and the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. She is also Visiting Professor at the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies at the University of Edinburgh.
Angela's research interests lie in the history of Irish and Scottish migration and she is the author of Irish Migrants in New Zealand, 1840-1935: 'The Desired Haven' (2005), Personal Accounts of Irish and Scottish Migration, 1921-1965: 'For Spirit and Adventure' (2007), and Scottishness and Irishness in New Zealand Since 1840 (2011). She is also editor of A Global Clan: Scottish Migrant Networks and Identities Since the Eighteenth Century (2006), (with Catharine Coleborne), Migration, Ethnicity, and Mental Health: International Perspectives, 1840-2010 (2012), and (with Lyndon Fraser), Far From Home: English Migration and New Zealand Settlement (2012). For further publications see Angela's profile on the History Department website.
Angela's current research includes a Royal Society of New Zealand funded project examining migration, ethnicity, and madness (with Dr Catharine Coleborne, University of Waikato). For further details about the project and its outcomes click here.
Dan Davy, 'Invisible Goldminers: Transnationalism, Ethnicity, and Digger Culture during the Otago Gold Rushes' (PhD)
Maree Dawson (University of Waikato), 'Heredity and Racial Degeneracy at the Auckland Mental Hospital, 1870-1900' (PhD)
Fabia Fox, 'Dark Dunedin: A Survey of Crime and Gender in Nineteenth-Century Dunedin' (MA)
Erin Grant, 'The Pipe Band Diaspora: Bands, Bonnie Lassies, and Scottish Identity, 1896-2009' (PhD)
Elspeth Knewstubb, 'Gender, Religion, and the Medicalisation of Madness in New Zealand: A Study of Ashburn Hall, 1882-1910' (MA, University of Otago, 2011)
Kim Sullivan, 'Scots by Association: Scottish Diasporic Identities and Ethnic Associationism from the 1800s to the Present' (PhD, University of Otago, 2010)