This instalment of our Graduate Stories features Dr Mohseen Riaz Ud Dean, who was recently awarded a doctorate in Anthropology from Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato (University of Waikato). His thesis, Smallholder Sugarcane Growers, Indigenous Technical Knowledge, and the Sugar Industry Crisis in Fiji, was supervised by Dr Keith Barber, Dr Fiona McCormack and Dr Fraser Macdonald.
AnthroFlash Aotearoa is a new ASAA/NZ series that will feature very short pieces of writing with an anthropological message. Graeme MacRae introduces AnthroFlash Aotearoa with a “postcard from the field” about encounters with bureaucracy in Indonesia.
In this short piece, 2017 Kākano Fund Award Winner Jess Carter reflects on the messy identity work involved in doing research with Christians as a practising non-Christian.
Welcome to our new series, Graduate Stories, where we introduce you to some of the outstanding graduate researchers working in various anthropology departments around Aotearoa New Zealand and showcase their research.
In this short piece, recent Kākano Award winner Rara Sekar Larasati reflects on a memorable fieldwork moment from her MA research with rural youth in Indonesia.
In this short piece, Kākano Award winner Sarah Haggar reflects on a memorable fieldwork moment from her MA research, Quotidian Hopes: Interfaith in Auckland as a Movement for ‘Good’.
On Wednesday 9 March 2016 Dr Barbara Andersen gave an ethnographically rich seminar titled "Gender, Infrastructure, and Health Care in Papua New Guinea" at Victoria University of Wellington. Harriet Lane-Tobin took the opportunity to interview Barbara, the newest permanent staff member in Social Anthropology at Massey University (Albany), about her research.