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Professor Angela McCarthy

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Office: 2N10, Arts 1 (Burns) Building
Tel 64 3 479 8622

Academic Qualifications

2000: PhD, Trinity College, Dublin
1996: MA (1st class hons), University College Dublin
1993: BA (Hons), University College Dublin

Research Interests

Angela McCarthy's research focuses on global, transnational, and comparative migrations (especially Scottish and Irish) and the history of migration to New Zealand. Her current major project is a study of Ceylon tea and empire, conceptualised through the eyes of its progenitor, James Taylor, renowned as the ‘father of the Ceylon tea enterprise’. She also maintains expertise in Scottish, Irish, and New Zealand history, and the history of madness.

She collaborates widely with colleagues in New Zealand and abroad and is currently academic advisor and research consultant with Dr Nicholas J. Evans at the University of Hull on the project ‘Identity, meaning and memorialisation in the British diaspora’, part of a wider AHRC funded project ‘Remember Me: The Changing Face of Memorialisation’.

Angela is Director of the interdisciplinary Centre for Global Migrations research theme.

Courses Taught

HIST 218 Irish History
HIST 228 Scottish History
HIST 328 Irish and Scottish Migrations
HIST 431/401 Peopling New Zealand

Areas of Research Supervision

Global, transnational and comparative migration and ethnicity (including the Irish and the Scots); New Zealand, Scottish, Irish, and British history; the history of madness.