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Mark McGowan has taught at the University of Toronto’s St. Michael’s College (SMC) and in the UofT History Department. He is the author of several award winning books on the Irish migration and Irish religious culture in Canada including: The Waning of the Green: Catholics the Irish and Identity in Toronto, 1887-1922 (1999); Michael Power: The Struggle to Build the Catholic Church on the Canadian Frontier (2005); Creating Canadian Historical Memory: The Case of the Famine Migration of 1847 (2006); Death or Canada: The Irish Famine Migration to Toronto, 1847 (2009); The Imperial Irish: Canada’s Irish Catholics fight the Great War (2017). He is currently writing a book on 1,700 Irish Famine Orphans in Canada, and is engaged as an advisor to the Archives of the National Famine Museum at Strokestown, County Roscommon, for which he is preparing an anthology on Denis Mahon’s Emigration scheme in 1847. He is the recipient of 4 University teaching awards.

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