Arts in the media

Find out about the latest media appearances from our staff, as well as upcoming events and recent news.

Media contact

Our media contact can help you find a subject expert and provide you with information about the Faculty of Arts, our staff, students and current research projects.

This service is offered to national and international print, broadcast and online journalists and editors.

Tess Redgrave
Media Relations Adviser
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 87383
DDI: (09) 923 7383
Mobile: 027 562 5868

  • Media appearances

    Our staff discuss their work and provide comment on topical issues in the media.

  • News

    There is never a shortage of news in our vibrant and diverse faculty.

  • Public events

    Find out about upcoming public events in our faculty.

Recent media appearances

The Western bias inherent in disaster reporting

Associate Professor Steve Matthewman (Sociology) and Dr Scott Poynting (Western Sydney University) argue that Cuba and Florida provide best and worst practice models in disaster response, showing what we should – and should not – do in storms to come. Newsroom, Tuesday 19 September 2017.

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Q&A: Predator-free NZ's tricky ethical issues

Dr Emily Parke (Philosophy) and Dr James Russell (Biology Sciences) discuss the deep ethical issues behind the mission to rid New Zealand of pest predators by 2050. NZ Herald, Tuesday 19 September 2017.

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Taxation: The future of society lies in the past

Professor Matthew Trundle (Classics and Ancient History) argues that without the state arbitrating between rich and poor, between the haves and have nots, then our society will move closer to the unequal societies of antiquity. Stuff. Wednesday 13 September 2017.

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It's absurd that a man in a dress warrants discussion - but I'm stared at every time I go out

Dr Ciara Cremin (Sociology) argues that by scrambling the signifiers of dress we are all liberated from the social constraints imposed on our bodies and that we impose on others. The Telegraph, Tuesday 12 September 2017.

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