postgraduate students

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.

2018 winners of the Dr Cyril Timo Schäfer Memorial Graduate Student Conference Presentation Awards

A number of graduate students gave high quality presentations at the 2018 ASAA/NZ ‘Improvising Lives’ conference held in Wellington earlier this month. ASAA/NZ is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the Dr Cyril Timo Schäfer Memorial Graduate Student Conference Presentation Awards.

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.

Graduate stories: Evelyn Walford-Bourke

The latest instalment of Graduate Stories features Evelyn Walford-Bourke, who is studying towards a MA in Cultural Anthropology at Te Whare Wānanga o Te Ūpoko o Te Ika a Māui (Victoria University of Wellington).

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.

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.

Graduate Stories: Sebastian J. Lowe

The second instalment of our new series, Graduate Stories, features PhD researcher Sebastian J. Lowe. In this series we showcase some of the outstanding graduate researchers working in various anthropology departments, or on anthropological topics, around Aotearoa New Zealand.

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’.

Kākano Fund Round One 2017 - applications now open

Applications to the Kākano Fund are now open. We welcome applications from students enrolled in the current year in a degree course for a BA Hons or MA in Social or Cultural Anthropology. Consideration will also be given to PhD students if funding permits.