Graduate Stories: Mohseen Riaz Ud Dean, PhD

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.

'Are you sure you're not a Christian?': Negotiating identity within and beyond fieldwork, by Jess Carter

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.

Quotidian Hopes: Interfaith in Auckland as a Movement for ‘Good’, by Sarah Haggar

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’.

Interview with Dr Barbara Andersen, Social Anthropology, Massey University (Auckland)

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.