The staff across the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences carry out research in a wide range of disciplinary areas. In 2008 they published 24 research monographs and 30 edited collections, besides numerous book chapters, journal articles and conference papers. The Faculty is also strong in creative arts, performances and writings. For a complete list of staff publications, go to Research Publications.
The quality of our staff research is recognised both nationally and internationally. Their research publications, brought out by top national and international publishers and journals, make a significant contribution to knowledge generation and inform undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Find more about the recently published research monographs and edited collections by our staff in Recent Staff Publications.
Postgraduate students are integral parts of the Faculty’s research community. Our capital city location and proximity to National Library, National Archives, Film Archives, Te Papa, etc. provide endless opportunities for postgraduate research on a variety of topics. In 2008, 53 Masters and 13 PhD theses were completed by our postgraduate students. For a complete list, see Research Publications.
This research culture is enriched by regular seminars in various discipline based Programmes and Schools and by the Faculty interdisciplinary seminar series.
A number of specialised research centres are also parts of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. These include the:
- Asian Studies Institute
- Centre for Strategic Studies
- Deaf Studies Research Unit
- International Institute of Modern Letters
- New Zealand Centre for Literary Translation
- New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre
- New Zealand Dictionary Centre
- New Zealand India Research Institute
- Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies
- Treaty of Waitangi Research Unit
- Wai-te-ata Press