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Professor Angela McCarthy

Contact detailsMcCarthy_Angela 186

Office: 2S7, Arts 1 (Burns) Building
Tel +64 3 479 8622
Email angela.mccarthy@otago.ac.nz
 

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 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.

 
Courses taught

  
Editorial resposibilities

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.
 

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Publications

McCarthy, A., & Devine, T. M. (2017). Tea & empire: James Taylor in Victorian Ceylon. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 253p.

McCarthy, A. (2015). Migration, Ethnicity, and Madness: New Zealand, 1860-1910. Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press, 234p.

McCarthy, A. (2011). Scottishness and Irishness in New Zealand since 1840. Manchester University Press, 240p.

McCarthy, A. (2007). Personal narratives of Irish and Scottish migration, 1921-65: 'For spirit and adventure'. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 257p.

McCarthy, A. (2005). Irish migrants in New Zealand, 1840-1937: 'The desired haven'. Woodbridge, UK: Boydell Press, 314p.

McCarthy, A., & Devine, T. M. (2017). Tea & empire: James Taylor in Victorian Ceylon. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 253p.

Authored Book - Research

McCarthy, A. (2015). Migration, Ethnicity, and Madness: New Zealand, 1860-1910. Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press, 234p.

Authored Book - Research

McCarthy, A. (2011). Scottishness and Irishness in New Zealand since 1840. Manchester University Press, 240p.

Authored Book - Research

McCarthy, A. (2007). Personal narratives of Irish and Scottish migration, 1921-65: 'For spirit and adventure'. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 257p.

Authored Book - Research

McCarthy, A. (2005). Irish migrants in New Zealand, 1840-1937: 'The desired haven'. Woodbridge, UK: Boydell Press, 314p.

Authored Book - Research

Devine, T. M., & McCarthy, A. (Eds.). (2018). New Scots: Scotland's immigrant communities since 1945. Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh Universtiy Press, 288p.

Edited Book - Research

Devine, T. M., & McCarthy, A. (Eds.). (2017). The Scottish experience in Asia, c. 1700 to the present: Settlers and sojourners. Palgrave Macmillan, 324p. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-43074-4_9

Edited Book - Research

Leckie, J., McCarthy, A., & Wanhalla, A. (Eds.). (2017). Migrant cross-cultural encounters in Asia and the Pacific. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 173p.

Edited Book - Research

McCarthy, A., & MacKenzie, J. M. (Eds.). (2016). Global migrations: The Scottish diaspora since 1600. Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh University Press, 289p.

Edited Book - Research

McCarthy, A. (Ed.). (2015). Ireland in the world: Comparative, transnational, and personal perspectives. New York: Routledge, 248p. doi: 10.4324/9781315749020

Edited Book - Research

McCarthy, A., & Coleborne, C. (Eds.). (2012). Migration, ethnicity, and mental health: International perspectives, 1840-2010. New York: Routledge, 216p.

Edited Book - Research

Fraser, L., & McCarthy, A. (Eds.). (2012). Far from 'Home': The English in New Zealand. Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press, 232p.

Edited Book - Research

McCarthy, A. (Ed.). (2006). A global clan: Scottish migrant networks and identities since the eighteenth century. London: Tauris Academic Press, 224p.

Edited Book - Research

McCarthy, A. (2017). The Irish in Australia and New Zealand. In E. F. Biagini & M. E. Daly (Eds.), The Cambridge social history of modern Ireland. (pp. 478-496). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

McCarthy, A. (2017). Ceylon: A Scottish colony? In T. M. Devine & A. McCarthy (Eds.), The Scottish experience in Asia, c. 1700 to the present: Settlers and sojourners. (pp. 187-211). Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-43074-4_9

Chapter in Book - Research

McCarthy, A. (2016). The importance of Scottish origins in the nineteenth century: James Taylor and Ceylon tea. In A. McCarthy & J. M. MacKenzie (Eds.), Global migrations: The Scottish diaspora since 1600. (pp. 117-137). Edinburgh University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

McCarthy, A., & MacKenzie, J. M. (2016). Introduction: Global migrations: The Scottish diaspora since 1600. In A. McCarthy & J. M. MacKenzie (Eds.), Global migrations: The Scottish diaspora since 1600. (pp. 10-22). Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

McCarthy, A. (2015). Introduction: Ireland in the world: Comparative, transnational, and personal perspectives. In A. McCarthy (Ed.), Ireland in the world: Comparative, transnational, and personal perspectives. (pp. 1-14). New York: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315749020

Chapter in Book - Research

McCarthy, A. (2015). Exporting and repatriating the colonial insane: New Zealand before the First World War. In W. Jackson & E. Manktelow (Eds.), Subverting empire: Deviance and disorder in the British colonial world. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Chapter in Book - Research

McCarthy, A. (2012). The Scottish diaspora since 1815. In T. M. Devine & J. Wormald (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of modern Scottish history. (pp. 510-532). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199563692.013.0028

Chapter in Book - Research

McCarthy, A. (2012). Migration and madness in New Zealand's asylums, 1863-1910. In A. McCarthy & C. Coleborne (Eds.), Migration, ethnicity, and mental health: International perspectives, 1840-2010. (pp. 55-72). New York: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

McCarthy, A. (2012). Migration and ethnicity among English migrants in New Zealand asylums. In L. Fraser & A. McCarthy (Eds.), Far from 'Home': The English in New Zealand. (pp. 81-98). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

McCarthy, A. (2012). Transnational ties to home: Irish migrants in New Zealand asylums, 1860-1926. In P. M. Prior (Ed.), Asylums, mental health care and the Irish: Historical studies, 1800-2010. (pp. 149-166). Dubln, Ireland: Irish Academic Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

McCarthy, A. (2011). Scottish migrant ethnic identities in the British Empire since the nineteenth century. In J. M. MacKenzie & T. M. Devine (Eds.), Scotland and the British Empire. Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573240.003.0005

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McCarthy, A. (2009). Migration and ethnic identities in the nineteenth century. In G. Byrnes (Ed.), The new Oxford history of New Zealand. (pp. 173-196). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand.

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McCarthy, A. (2006). Ethnic networks and identities among inter-war Scottish migrants in North America. In A. McCarthy (Ed.), A global clan: Scottish migrant networks and identities since the eighteenth century. (pp. 203-226). London: Tauris Academic Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

McCarthy, A., Coleborne, C., O'Connor, M., & Knewstubb, E. (2017). Lives in the asylum record, 1864 to 1910: Utilising large data collection for histories of psychiatry and mental health. Medical History, 61(3), 358-379. doi: 10.1017/mdh.2017.33

Journal - Research Article

McCarthy, A. (2015). Migration and madness at sea: The nineteenth- and early twentieth-century voyage to New Zealand. Social History of Medicine, 28(4), 706-724. doi: 10.1093/shm/hkv039

Journal - Research Article

McCarthy, A. (2012). Connections and divergences: Lunatic asylums in New Zealand and the homelands before 1910. Health & History, 14(1), 12-37.

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McCarthy, A. (2010). Future directions for the study of migration and ethnicity in New Zealand: Comparative, transnational and multidisciplinary approaches to records of insanity. Journal of New Zealand Studies, 9, 79-98.

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McCarthy, A. (2010). Language and accent among Irish migrants in New Zealand. Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, 10, 37-54.

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McCarthy, A. (2008). Ethnicity, migration and the lunatic asylum in early twentieth-century Auckland, New Zealand. Social History of Medicine, 21(1), 47-65. doi: 10.1093/shm/hkm117

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McCarthy, A. (2008). Political Irishness and cultural Scottishness in New Zealand film and documentary. CNZS Bulletin of New Zealand Studies, (1), 41-66.

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McCarthy, A. (2008). 'The only place worth thinking about': Personal testimony and Irish and Scottish migrants in Australasia, 1921-61. Social History, 33(3), 317-335. doi: 10.1080/03071020802268355

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McCarthy, A. (2007). The Scots' Society of St Andrew, Hull, 1910-2001: Immigrant, ethnic and transnational association. Immigrants & Minorities, 25(3), 209-233. doi: 10.1080/02619280802407327

Journal - Research Article

McCarthy, A. (2006). Migrant voyages to new worlds in the twentieth century. International Journal of Maritime History, XVIII(1), 79-101.

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McCarthy, A. (2006). Scottish national identities among inter-war migrants in North America and Australasia. Journal of Imperial & Commonwealth History, 34(2), 201-222. doi: 10.1080/03086530600633421

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McCarthy, A. (2018). Madness, transnationalism, and emotions in nineteenth- and early twentieth -century New Zealand. In M. Rembis, C. J. Kudlick & K. Nielsen (Eds.), Oxford handbook of disability history. (pp. 293-306). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

McCarthy, A. (2018). Over the ocean foam: Migrant voyages from Britain and Ireland. In F. Steel (Ed.), New Zealand and the sea: Historical perspectives. (pp. 89-105). Wellington, New Zealand: Bridget Williams. doi: 10.7810/9780947518707

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