Moving Forward, Glancing Backwards: A Graduate Symposium

As part of the 50-year anniversary of anthropology at Victoria University of Wellington (VUW), the graduate students are hosting a symposium focused on the past, the present, and the possible future(s) that are opened up in/by the study of anthropology.

The Symposium will be held on:

Friday 12 May 2017

Hunter Council Chambers
Victoria University of Wellington

Drawing inspiration from current and former students of anthropology at VUW and across Aotearoa New Zealand, this symposium will lead to generative discussions on contemporary world events and anthropology’s role (and ability) to actively engage with diverse publics by way of research and advocacy. As graduate students, the aim is to collectively generate useful approaches to anthropological thought and action in the everyday.

Presenters include:

Tarapuhi Bryers-Brown, Kairangahau Tuitui Ratonga | ThinkPlace

Aidan Macleod, Advisor, Service Design Policy & Market Services | MBIE

Tanja Schubert-McArthur, Research Analyst & Inquiry Facilitator | MoJ

Ben Steele, Senior Policy Officer, Americas Division | MFAT 

Rolene Watson, MA Candidate | VUW

Agnete Gundersen, MA | University of Oslo

Zoe Au, MA Candidate | University of Auckland

Jacinta Forde, PhD Candidate | University of Waikato

Hannah Gibson, PhD Candidate | VUW

Jonathan Foster, MA Candidate | VUW 

All are welcome to join the Graduate Symposium, which will conclude with pizza and discussion with anthropologists.

For more information contact Callan Sait, Jared Commerer, or Zoe Poppelwell.