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William M. Jenkins

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Department of History

Associate Professor

Office: Ross Building, S410
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 22488
Email: wjenkins@yorku.ca


I am a historical geographer whose primary research interest lies in the immigration of Irish men, women and children to Canada and the United States between 1815 and 1914.

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I am a historical geographer whose primary research interest lies in the immigration of Irish men, women and children to Canada and the United States between 1815 and 1914. I also have research and teaching interests in the historical geographies of cities in the West, Irish history in the 19th and 20th centuries, transnational and diaspora studies and the political geographies of nationalism.

Degrees

PhD, University of Toronto
MA, National University of Ireland (UCD)
BA, National University of Ireland (UCD)

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Professional Leadership

Co-organizer, 1916: The Easter Rising and Its Aftermath, one-day conference on the centenary of the 1916 rising in Ireland, hosted by the Canadian Association for Irish Studies, October 22, 2016. Donald Murphy (Distinguished First Book) Prize Committee, American Conference for Irish Studies, 2015. Book Prize Adjudication Committee, Geographical Society of Ireland, 2014. Director of the Graduate Program in History, York University, 2012-2015.

Community Contributions

BBC-Northern Ireland, Brave New World: Canada, interviewed about the relationship between immigration from the north of Ireland (Ulster) and the spread of lodges of the Orange Order in Toronto in the 19th and 20th centuries, 2015. Wanted Media (Toronto), historical consultant for a short film written and directed by Mark Magro, entitled Reflections in the Emerald Isle, 30 minutes, released 2013.

Research Interests

Immigration , History, Geography, Transnational Studies, Nationalism

Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 EU/GEOG1000 6.0 A An Introduction to World Geography LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 EU/GEOG1000 6.0 A An Introduction to World Geography LECT
Winter 2021 GS/HIST5532 3.0 M The North American Immigrant Experience SEMR


I am a historical geographer whose primary research interest lies in the immigration of Irish men, women and children to Canada and the United States between 1815 and 1914.

I am a historical geographer whose primary research interest lies in the immigration of Irish men, women and children to Canada and the United States between 1815 and 1914. I also have research and teaching interests in the historical geographies of cities in the West, Irish history in the 19th and 20th centuries, transnational and diaspora studies and the political geographies of nationalism.

Degrees

PhD, University of Toronto
MA, National University of Ireland (UCD)
BA, National University of Ireland (UCD)

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Professional Leadership

Co-organizer, 1916: The Easter Rising and Its Aftermath, one-day conference on the centenary of the 1916 rising in Ireland, hosted by the Canadian Association for Irish Studies, October 22, 2016. Donald Murphy (Distinguished First Book) Prize Committee, American Conference for Irish Studies, 2015. Book Prize Adjudication Committee, Geographical Society of Ireland, 2014. Director of the Graduate Program in History, York University, 2012-2015.

Community Contributions

BBC-Northern Ireland, Brave New World: Canada, interviewed about the relationship between immigration from the north of Ireland (Ulster) and the spread of lodges of the Orange Order in Toronto in the 19th and 20th centuries, 2015. Wanted Media (Toronto), historical consultant for a short film written and directed by Mark Magro, entitled Reflections in the Emerald Isle, 30 minutes, released 2013.

Research Interests

Immigration , History, Geography, Transnational Studies, Nationalism


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 EU/GEOG1000 6.0 A An Introduction to World Geography LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 EU/GEOG1000 6.0 A An Introduction to World Geography LECT
Winter 2021 GS/HIST5532 3.0 M The North American Immigrant Experience SEMR