Sociology is a key discipline in The University of Auckland’s social sciences. We are proud of our internationally recognised record of teaching and research excellence.
Academic staff in the Department of Sociology are involved in a range of research activities.
More detailed information about current research projects, recent publication and research supervision can be found under individual staff pages.
Read about Sociology staff recent publications.
Graduate students in Sociology are currently researching and writing theses on a richly diverse range of subjects that includes the music industry, Hawaiian and Māori identity, the piano in Auckland life, food in New Zealand since the nineteenth century, 'types of madness', and neo-liberalism in social policy, and the social and cultural context of recently infected HIV positive gay men.
Our postgraduate students explore the nature of the social in local and global contexts. The diversity of their topics reflects the variety of interests and expertise of the Sociology Department staff who supervise their research.
The Centre of Methods and Policy Application in the Social Sciences (COMPASS) comprises a team of researchers with a wealth of experience and expertise in a range of disciplines and research methodologies.
We have an agreement with the Department of Sociology and Communications at Brunel University in the UK that supports the informal exchange of staff, students and ideas.
Find more information about Brunel University Opportunities