Professor Angela McCarthy

Visiting Research Fellow


July - October 2017


Angela McCarthy is Professor of Scottish and Irish History and Director of the Centre for Global Migrations at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Her research focuses on global, transnational, and comparative migrations (especially Scottish and Irish), the history of migration to New Zealand, and migration and mental health. Her most recent book, co-authored with T.M. Devine, is Tea and Empire: James Taylor in Victorian Ceylon (forthcoming August 2017).


During her time at IASH, Angela will complete a chapter and co-edit (with T.M. Devine) the book Scotland’s New Immigrant Communities, 1945 to 2015, an output from the three year ESRC funded seminar series on Scotland’s diasporas.