Biography

BA, MA, PhD (York)


Associate 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.

Research Classification

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Research Interests

  • History of mental illness
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