Staff research in Art History

Research strengths in Art History

Within Art History we have research strengths in the following areas:

  • Māori and Pacific art history and visual cultures
  • Post-colonial theory
  • Museums and art galleries in a global context
  • Taonga and identity in museums
  • Museums and cultural politics
  • Court studies, portraiture and patronage in the early modern period
  • Contemporary art and visual cultures

Staff research interests

Name Email Research Interests
Dr Ngārino Ellis Māori art, including carving, moko, and patronage; Māori and Indigenous museology, collections, repatriation; non-Western feminisms; art crime, especially in relation to Indigenous communities; art markets, including auction houses and provenance; global art histories.
Associate Professor Erin Griffey

Early modern British and European material and visual culture; court studies; portraiture.

Dr Greg Minissale

Contemporary art in all media, art theory and criticism, psychological approaches to art.

Dr Caroline Vercoe Pacific art; contemporary Māori and Pacific art; photography and representation; gender and non-western feminisms; post-colonial theory; performance art.
Dr Robin Woodward Public art, New Zealand art, sculpture (18th century to contemporary).