Professor Tracey McIntosh

BA, MA (Auckland)

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HOS - Te Wananga o Waipapa

Research | Current

  • Religion
  • Death and dying
  • Crime and extreme marginalisation

Tracey has a number of distinct research strands, one looks at extreme death experience (genocide, war, torture) particularly in the way it relates to what she calls systematic suffering. Her work in this area has focused on the Holocaust and on the Rwandan genocide.

Alongside this (and often aligned with this work) Tracey has looked at processes of marginalisation and exteriorisation. Within this work she has looked at marginal experience both nationally and globally.

As a woman of Māori descent Tracey has a commitment to addressing issues that concern Māori. Her research and publications reflect this as well as the academic and pastoral role to Māori and Pacific Island students that she plays within the department. Tracey believes that it is vital that sociology in Aotearoa New Zealand reflects, supports and articulates the needs and aspirations of Māori.

Teaching | Current

SOCIOL 220 Last Call: The Sociology of Death and Dying

SOCIOL 337 Doing Time: Incarceration and Punishment

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Black, S. A., Kidd, J., Thom, K., Mills, A., McIntosh, T., & Quince, K. (2017). Researching Ngā Kōti Rangatahi - Youth Courts on Marae: Koia te Hangaitanga: That’s the right way?. The Ethnographic Edge, 1 (1), 33-45. 10.14663/tee.v1i1.18
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Katey Thom, Jacquie Kidd, Alice Mills
  • Andrae, D., McIntosh, T., & Coster, S. (2017). You can't take my face": A personal narrative of self-modification through tattooing in the Aotearoa/New Zealand prison system. New Zealand Sociology, 32 (2), 5-27.
  • McIntosh, T. K., & Coster, S. (2017). Indigenous insider knowledge and prison identity. Counterfutures: Left thought & practice Aotearoa (3), 69-98.
  • Andrae, D., McIntosh, T., & Coster, S. (2017). Marginalised: An Insider’s View of the State, State Policies in New Zealand and Gang Formation. Critical Criminology, 25 (1), 119-135. 10.1007/s10612-016-9325-8
  • Bell, S. A., Elizabeth, V., McIntosh, T., & Wynyard, M. (Eds.) (2017). A Land of Milk & Honey? Making Sense of Aotearoa New Zealand. Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University Press. Pages: 336.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Avril Bell, Vivienne Elizabeth
  • Gulliver, P., Fanslow, J., Jonas, M., McIntosh, T., Waayer, D., Beck, G., ... Flanagan, M. (2016). Surveys, social licence and the IDI. Wellington, New Zealand. 7 December - 7 December 2016.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Janet Fanslow, Monique Jonas, Debbie Waayer
  • McIntosh, T. (2014). Reflections of Being ‘In’ Institutions. Cultural Studies Review, 20 (1), 343-347. Related URL.
  • McIntosh, T. (2014). Indigenous knowledges: Insight and intrigue. In T. M. Suaalii-Sauni, M. A. Wendt, Mo'a V, N. Fuamatu, Va'ai UL, R. Whaitiri, S. L. Filipo (Eds.) Whispers and vanities: Samoan indigenous knowledge and religion. Wellington, NZ: Huia Publishers.

Contact details

Primary office location

Level 2, Room 217
New Zealand