James Moran teaches courses in Canadian History, the history of Quebec, historiography, and the history of health and medicine in North America. His publications include: Committed to the State Asylum: Insanity and Society in Nineteenth Century Quebec and Ontario (2000); with David Wright (eds.) Mental Health in Canadian Society: Historical Perspectives (Montreal: McGill Queen’s University Press, 2006); and with Leslie Topp and Jonathan Andrews (eds.) Madness, Architecture and the Built Environment: Psychiatric Spaces in Historical Context (Routledge, 2007). He is currently writing a book on madness and civil law in England and the United States.