Associate Professor Bruce Macdonald Curtis

Dip Tching BCom BA (Hons) PhD Cant.

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Associate Professor

Biography

  • Associate Professor
  • Chair, Sociology and Criminology Research Committee
  • Executive, Sociological Association of Aotearoa / New Zealand
  • Associate Editor, New Zealand Sociology

Research interests

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

Postgraduate supervision

I'm currently supervising five PhD students.

Responsibilities

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.

Committees/Professional groups/Services

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. Sociology, 49 (6), 1227-1231. 10.1177/0038038515586142

Contact details

Office hours

In semester 1, 2016 my office hours are Thursday, 1 to 3. I can meet with you at other times, please email me at b.curtis@auckland.ac.nz to make an appointment.

Primary location

HUMAN SCIENCES BUILDING - EAST - Bldg 201E
Level 9, Room 910
10 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand