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Selected Alumni - Graham Carr

Graham Carr
Ph.D., University of Maine, 1983
Associate Professor of History and
Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies
in the Faculty of Arts and Science
Concordia University
Montreal, QC, Canada

Graham Carr began teaching at Concordia University in Montreal in 1983, not long after receiving his doctorate from the University of Maine. As a specialist in 20th century Canadian and US cultural history, as well as Canadian-American relations, Professor Carr has published a number of articles on topics including Canadian literacy, culture and trade, public history, cultural diplomacy, and the culture of celebrity. Most recently he published an article entitled “Visualizing ‘The Sound of Genius’: Glenn Gould and The Culture of Celebrity in the 1950s,” in the Fall 2006 Journal of Canadian Studies. From 2004 to 2006, Carr served as the Chair of the History Department at Concordia. In 2006, Professor Carr became Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

Graham Carr on his time at the University of Maine:

“The department and the Canadian-American Centre were extremely welcoming places to work. I loved the campus and tried to make the most of the opportunities that the university afforded. One of the real advantages of the going to UMO was that I could work closely with my supervisor, Robert Babcock, and with a great team of other faculty…At UMO I had freedom to focus both on Canadian and American History, as well as Canadian-American relations, US literature and Canadian literature. I enjoyed that flexibility and the opportunities to broaden my cultural and social horizons, including the experience of being a Canadian studying in the US. I was lucky to be there when there was a strong cohort of other grad students (including Scott See, Greg Gallant and others). We had some terrific times together and I came away with lots of great memories.”

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History Graduate Student Association
5774 Stevens Hall
Orono, ME 04468-5774
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469