Public anthropology in Aotearoa New Zealand: Professor Patrick McAllister

Continuing our series on public anthropology in Aotearoa New Zealand, here we profile Professor Patrick McAllister from the University of Canterbury.

Patrick McAllister

Patrick McAllister

Professor Patrick McAllister has conducted research on Waitangi Day events in New Zealand, and on Australia Day events in Australia, as celebrated and/or contested at both the national level and by local and indigenous communities. His book, National Days and the Politics of Indigenous and Local Identities in Australia and New Zealand (2012), is available from Carolina Academic Press. His research in Vietnam concentrates on the lunar new year (Tet), the country’s largest public celebration, and more recently on Tet as celebrated by Chinese-Vietnamese communities in Ho Chi Minh City.