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Professor Julie Park

Professor Julie Park


Professor Julie Park is a Professor of Social Anthropology. Her research interests are in social anthropology, anthropology of Aotearoa and settler societies, health, gender, sustainability, and research methods.

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Dr Stephen Turner

Dr Stephen Turner


Dr Stephen Turner is a Senior Lecturer in English. His research interests include critical theory – especially colonial, 18th century literature, New Zealand studies and writing studies.

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Dr Eduardo Piñeros

Dr Eduardo Piñeros


Eduardo Piñeros is a Senior Lecturer of Spanish.

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Dr Sung-Young Kim

Dr Sung-Young Kim


Sung-Young Kim is a Lecturer in Comparative Capitalism and International Political Economy in Political and International Relations.

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Professor Annie Goldson

Professor Annie Goldson


Annie Goldson is a Professor of Media, Film and Television. She has been producing and directing award-winning documentaries, docudramas and experimental film/video for 20 years in the United States and New Zealand.

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Professor Jonathan Scott

Professor Jonathan Scott


Jonathan Scott is a Professor of History.

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Professor Linda Bryder

Professor Linda Bryder


Linda Bryder is a Professor of History. Her research interest is the history of health and medicine in the twentieth century, currently with a particular focus on New Zealand but with an eye to the broader Western world.

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Professor Simon Holdaway

Professor Simon Holdaway


Simon Holdaway is a Professor of Anthropology. He has a project in Northern Australia and has been working for many years in outback New South Wales. Most recently he has been working just south of Giza in Egypt looking at Neolithic material.

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Associate Professor Deborah Walker-Morrison

Associate Professor Deborah Walker-Morrison


Deborah Walker-Morrison is an Associate Professor in French.

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Associate Professor Tracey McIntosh


Tracey McIntosh is an Associate Professor in Sociology. Her area of research is women in prison and ex-prisoners, especially those with gang connections.

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Dr Julie MacArthur

Dr Julie MacArthur


Julie MacArthur is a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations. She is interested in comparative environmental policy with an emphasis on renewable energy and democratic institutional innovations.

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Professor Joanne Wilkes

Professor Joanne Wilkes


Joanne Wilkes is a Professor of English. She has recently published on nineteenth-century women who wrote literary criticism.

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Dr Felicity Barnes

Dr Felicity Barnes


Dr Felicity Barnes is a Senior Lecturer in History. She is a New Zealand historian with a particular interest in imperial connections and settler cultures.

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Dr Matheson Russell

Dr Matheson Russell


Matheson Russell is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy. His main research interest is understanding how social and political communication works.

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Dr Ethan Cochrane

Dr Ethan Cochrane


Dr Ethan Cochrane is a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology. He has conducted archaeological fieldwork in Fiji, Polynesia, Micronesia, and Hawaii.

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Professor Peter Sheppard

Professor Peter Sheppard


Peter Sheppard is a Professor of Anthropology. His current research focuses on the archaeology of the Solomon Islands where he has worked for the last 15 years, concentrating on the islands of New Georgia and Vella Lavella.

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Professor Alan France

Professor Alan France


Alan France is a Professor of Sociology. His main research interests are related to youth and the life course.

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Professor Christine Arkinstall

Professor Christine Arkinstall


Christine Arkinstall is a Professor of Spanish.

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