2000: PhD, Trinity College, Dublin
1996: MA (1st class hons), University College Dublin
1993: BA (Hons), University College Dublin
Angela McCarthy's research focuses on global, transnational, and comparative migrations and the history of migration to New Zealand. She is currently working on three projects: a history of global migrations; Scotland and transatlantic slavery; and former refugees in Dunedin.
She regularly collaborates with colleagues in New Zealand and abroad including the GRAMNET group at the University of Glasgow and the Wilberforce Institute at the University of Hull.
Angela is Director of the interdisciplinary Centre for Global Migrations research theme.
- HIST 107 New Zealand in the World from the 18th Century
- HIST 123 Revolutions
- HIST 218 Irish History
- HIST 228 Scottish History
- HIST 241 War and the Modern World
- HIST 245 Global Migrations: From Slavery to Refugees
- HIST 328 Irish and Scottish Migrations
- HIST 431/401 Peopling New Zealand
- HIST 490 Dissertation
Angela co-edits (with Professor Sir Tom Devine) the Studies in British and Irish Migration series, published by Edinburgh University Press.
She is on the editorial board of: History Scotland, International Review of Scottish Studies, Review of Scottish Culture, Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, Disability Studies Quarterly, and Kakapo Books.
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.
McCarthy, A. (2023). Henry Dundas and abolition of the British slave trade: Further evidence. Scottish Affairs, 32(3), 334-346. doi: 10.3366/scot.2023.0467
McCarthy, A. (Ed.). (2023). Narratives of migrant and refugee discrimination in New Zealand. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 182p. doi: 10.4324/9781003275077
McCarthy, A. (2022). Historians, activists and Britain's slave trade abolition debate: The Henry Dundas plaque debacle. Scottish Affairs, 31(3), 325-344. doi: 10.3366/scot.2022.0420
McCarthy, A. (2022). Bad history: The controversy over Henry Dundas and the historiography of the abolition of the slave trade. Scottish Affairs, 31(2), 133-153. doi: 10.3366/scot.2022.0404
McCarthy, A. (2020). Learning form the past? Cambodian and Syrian refugee experiences in New Zealand, 1979-2019. Sites, 17(1), 91-114. doi: 10.11157/sites-id473