Concordia University

Graham Carr, PhD

Professor, History
Vice-President Research and Graduate Studies, History

Office: S-GM 801 
Guy-De Maisonneuve Building,
1550 De Maisonneuve W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 4849

Graham Carr teaches US and Canadian history and does research on post WWII cultural and public history. His current work focuses on Canadian and American cultural relations with the USSR in the Cold War, examining how visits by musicians and dancers were monitored and interpreted by government, the media and private sources. He served as Chair of the Department from 2004-2006, as Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies for the Faculty of Arts and Science from 2006-2010, as Dean of Graduate Studies from 2010-2012. He currently serves as the Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies.

Occasionally, he doubles as a jazz critic: see "Star Spangled Swing: Jazz, A Film by Ken Burns".


B.A. Queen's University, M.A. Queen's University, Ph.D. University of Maine


Recent publications

  • "War, History, and the Education of (Canadian) Memory," in Contested Pasts: The Politics of Memory, eds. Kate Hodgkin and Susannah Radstone (London: Routledge, 2003)
  • "Diplomatic Notes: American Musicians and Cold War Politics in the Near and Middle East 1954-60," Popular Music History (April 2004)
  • "Rules of Engagement: Public History and the Drama of Legitimation," Canadian Historical Review (June 2005; winner of the CHR best article prize)
  • "Visualizing 'The Sound  of Genius': Glenn Gould and the Culture of Celebrity in the 1950s," (forthcoming in the Journal of Canadian Studies).

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