Associate Professor Bruce Macdonald Curtis
Dip Tching BCom BA (Hons) PhD Cant.
- Associate Professor
- Chair, Sociology and Criminology Research Committee
- Executive, Sociological Association of Aotearoa / New Zealand
- Associate Editor, New Zealand Sociology
The analysis and critique of late capitalism, neoliberalism and neo-colonialism as it plays out in New Zealand and internationally. The study of industry and export sectors, including agriculture, gambling, universities. The study of the development of a sucidal cohort in New Zealand. Changes to academia. I have an expertise in research and methodology.
Research | Current
- Analysis and critique of late capitalism, neoliberalism and neo-colonialism
- Study of industry and export sectors, work, academia
- New Zealand as a neo-colonial society
I'm interested in New Zealand as a neo-colonial society. Does the power of transnational capital dominate socio-economic life in New Zealand? I'm also interested in changes to the university, and food and agricultural sectors, and issues around research and research skills.
Teaching | Current
ARTSGEN 101 Research Skills in Social Science
SOCIOL 201 Social Research: An Introduction
SOCIOL 701 Advanced Skills in Research
I'm currently supervising five PhD students.
Chair, Sociology and Criminology Research Committee. Executive, Sociological Association of Aotearoa NZ.
Areas of expertise
Analysis and critique of late capitalism, neoliberalism and neo-colonialism. Study of industry and export sectors, work, academia. Expertise in research and methodology. I combine awareness of the latest developments in social theory with an expertise across a range of research methodologies.
Chair, Sociology and Criminology Research Committee. Executive, Sociological Association of Aotearoa NZ
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Curtis, B. M., & Galic, M. (2017). Rich and poor: Class division in Aotearoa New Zealand. In A. Bell, V. Elizabeth, T. McIntosh, M. Wynyard (Eds.) A land of milk and honey: Making sense of Aotearoa New Zealand (pp. 134-145). Auckland: Auckland University Press. Related URL.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Marko Galic
- Curtis, B. M. (2017). The rise and rise of the Performance-based Research Fund. In S. Wright, C. Shore (Eds.) Death of the public university? Uncertain futures for higher education in the knowledge economy (pp. 291-310). Oxford: Berghahn Books. Related URL.
- Curtis, B. (2016). The Performance-based Research Fund, gender and a cultural cringe. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 14 (1), 87-109. 10.1080/14767724.2014.996856
- Curtis, B., & Curtis, C. (Eds.) (2016). Generating data. London: SAGE. Pages: 1600.
- Curtis, B. M., & Curtis, C. (2016). Editors’ introduction: Generating data. In B. Curtis, C. Curtis (Eds.) Generating data (pp. xxiii-xli). London: Sage.
- Curtis, B. M. (2016). Class, neoliberalism and New Zealand. Przestrzeń Społeczna / SocialSpace, 11 (1), 31-53. Related URL.
- Curtis, B. (2015). From an Anti-podium. Sociology, 49 (6), 1227-1231. 10.1177/0038038515586142
- Curtis, B. M. (2015). From an Anti-podium [Book review]. Sociology, 49 (6), 1227-1231. 10.1177/0038038515586142
- Media Contact
In semester 1, 2016 my office hours are Thursday, 1 to 3. I can meet with you at other times, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
HUMAN SCIENCES BUILDING - EAST - Bldg 201E
Level 9, Room 910
10 SYMONDS ST