Biography

BA, MA, PhD (York)


Professor



James Moran teaches courses in Canadian History, the history of Quebec, historiography, and the history of health and medicine in North America. His publications include: Committed to the State Asylum: Insanity and Society in Nineteenth Century Quebec and Ontario (2000); with David Wright (eds.) Mental Health in Canadian Society: Historical Perspectives (Montreal: McGill Queen’s University Press, 2006); and with Leslie Topp and Jonathan Andrews (eds.) Madness, Architecture and the Built Environment: Psychiatric Spaces in Historical Context (Routledge, 2007). He is currently writing a book on madness and civil law in England and the United States.

Recent Publications

Madness on trial

Manchester University Press, 2019

Introduction: the historical borderlands of health and mobility

Histoire sociale/Social history, 2019

Mad migrants and the reach of English civil law

Migration and mental health, 2016

Travails of madness: New Jersey, 1800-1870

Work therapy, psychiatry and society, c. 1750 – 2010, 2016

Mental disorder and criminality in Canada

International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 2014

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