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ASAA/NZ 2018 Conference Keynote: Anthropology as Theoretical Storytelling

Professor Carole McGranahan (University of Colorado) will give a keynote lecture entitled “Anthropology as Theoretical Storytelling” as part of the ASAA/NZ 2018 Conference. The lecture will be at 3:30pm on Thursday 6 December at Massey University’s Wellington campus.

Marsden success for Associate Professor Sharyn Graham Davies

Associate Professor Sharyn Graham Davies, together with Associate Professor Rhonda Shaw and Dr Elizabeth Kerekere, have been awarded a full Marsden grant for their project, Accessing Assisted Reproduction: Social Infertility and Family Formation.

Marsden success for Dr Fraser Macdonald

Dr Fraser Macdonald is one of the 2018 recipients of a prestigious Marsden Fast-Start Award. His project, Melanesia Burning: The Explosion of Pentecostalism in the Western Pacific, aims to unfold the untold story of the explosion of Pentecostalism in Melanesia in the 1970s.

10 questions with ... Susan Wardell

In this instalment of ‘10 questions with’ we chat with Dr Susan Wardell about her recently published book, Living in the Tension: Care, Selfhood, and Wellbeing Among Faith-based Youth Workers (2018, Carolina Academic Press).

A Special Conversation with Professor Richa Nagar on 21 November 2018

Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Social and Cultural Studies and the Ethnography Commons are pleased to host a Special Conversation with Professor Richa Nagar, entitled ‘From Playing with Fire to Hungry Translations: Seeking justice through radical vulnerability.’ Prof Nagar has provided two readings to frame the conversation and space is limited, so RSVP to Eli Elinoff.

Stirring Up Silence: Mahi Tahi interactive presentation at ASAA/NZ 2018 Conference

Stirring Up Silence: Mahi Tahi is an interactive presentation that will be held at the ASAA/NZ Conference on 6-7 December 2018. This is open to all who wish to engage with Māori student perspectives and experiences of anthropology. It will centre Māori student voices and hopes to generate a broad conversation within anthropology in Aotearoa.

10 questions with ... Jenny Bryant-Tokalau

In this episode of ‘10 questions with …’ we chat with with Associate Professor Jenny Bryant-Tokalau about her new book Indigenous Pacific Approaches to Climate Change: Pacific Island Countries (2018), which is a companion to Dr Lyn Carter’s recently released book.

10 questions with ... Lyn Carter

In this latest instalment of In this instalment of '10 questions with,' we interview Dr Lyn Carter about her new book Indigenous Pacific Approaches to Climate Change: Aotearoa/New Zealand (2018).

Special Issue of SITES 15(1), Ethnographic Frontiers: Pushing the Boundaries of Ethnography

The Special Issue of SITES (Volume 15, No 1), Ethnographic Frontiers: Pushing the Boundaries of Ethnography, edited by Sita Venkateswar and Barbara Andersen, has now been published.

Graduate Stories: Kris Finlayson

In Graduate Stories we showcase some of the outstanding graduate researchers working in various anthropology departments, or on anthropological topics, around Aotearoa New Zealand. This instalment features Kris Finlayson, who is about to submit his Masters thesis on the identity of Afrikaans-speakers’ in New Zealand’s society.

New series Artefact, hosted by Dame Anne Salmond, premieres Monday 7 May on Māori TV

Artefact is a new, 6-part television series hosted by Dame Professor Anne Salmond that tells stories about Aotearoa's past through artefacts and taonga. The series, funded by NZ on Air, will screen on Māori Television at 8.30pm from Monday 7 May to Monday 11 June. Episodes will also be available on demand on Māori Television.