Professor Cris Shore is among the nineteen top New Zealand researchers who have recently been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand. This is an honour that recognises true international distinction in research and scholarship.
Professor Shore, an anthropologist at the University of Auckland, has contributed significantly to developing theoretical approaches and methodologies for analysing policy, power and organisations. His seminal work is on the anthropology of policy, the EU, and university reform; his contributions include pioneering contributions to studies of governance, state-formation, 'audit culture', higher education, and corruption. He has been founding editor of a number of journals and currently leads a project on the 'Crown' in post-colonial settler societies.