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Graham Carr, PhD

Professor, History
President and Vice-Chancellor

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

Professor Graham Carr is President and Vice-Chancellor of Concordia University. Ranked as the country’s top university under 50 years old by QS, Concordia has two Montreal campuses that are home to more than 50,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 7,000 faculty and staff.

Graham’s previous leadership positions at Concordia include Provost and Vice-President, Academic Affairs; Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies; and Chair in the Department of History. 

A Quebec native, Graham earned his PhD from the University of Maine. His research focuses on North American cultural history, in particular cultural diplomacy and the Cold War.

He currently serves on the board of directors of Centraide (United Way) of Greater Montreal. He has served on the board of the Leadership Council for Digital Infrastructure, as president of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, as chair of the Canada-US Fulbright selection committee, and for many years on the National Capital Commission’s Advisory Committee for Communications, Marketing and Programming.


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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