graduate students

Announcing the 2019 SITES senior student essay competition

SITES: A journal of social anthropology and cultural studies invites submissions for the annual senior student essay competition. The winning essay will be featured in the Annual General issue published in November of each year. Essays must be submitted by the deadline of 1 July, 2019. 

Kākano Fund Donations

The Kākano Fund supports graduate students studying for degrees in Social or Cultural Anthropology at New Zealand universities. The Fund currently gives more to Social or Cultural Anthropology graduate students than it receives in income. Your donation will help ensure the sustainability of this fund.

Anthropology seminar in Wellington on 8 November 2018

Anthropology seminar in Wellington on 8 November 2018

Come and hear graduate researchers from Victoria University of Wellington’s Cultural Anthropology Programme Jade Gifford (Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa and Ngāi Tuhoe) and Josh Connolly speak about their research. Jade will talk about the history of Māori and Anthropology in Aotearoa, while Josh will discuss findings from his research into sport, identity, and culture in the lives of Samoan-New Zealanders.

Kākano Fund Round Two 2018 - call for applications

We are pleased to invite applications to the Kākano Fund from students enrolled during 2018 in a degree course for a BA Hons or MA in Social and/or Cultural Anthropology (consideration will also be given to PhD students if funding permits). Applications are due by 31 October 2018.

Graduate Stories: Jade Gifford

This instalment of our new series, Graduate Stories, features Honours student Jade Gifford, whose work provided the foundation for Mahi Tahi. In this series we showcase some of the outstanding graduate researchers working in various anthropology departments, or on anthropological topics, around Aotearoa New Zealand.

Kākano Fund Round One 2018 - call for applications

We are pleased to invite applications to the Kākano Fund from students enrolled during 2018 in a degree course for a BA Hons or MA in Social and/or Cultural Anthropology (consideration will also be given to PhD students if funding permits). Applications are due by 31 May 2018.

The Kākano Fund: Reporting back to Bel communities, Madang, Papua New Guinea

Dylan Gaffney, from the University of Otago's Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, received a Kākano Fund Award earlier this year. In this post he reflects on how this award enabled him to share his findings with his research participants in Papua New Guinea.