Teaching in 2017
- as Course Coordinator and Lecturer
- as Course Coordinator and Lecturer
- as Course Coordinator and Lecturer
BA (Hons) VUW
Kate McMillan is a Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics. Her current research interests focus on the political participation of immigrants and emigrants; trans-Tasman migration and citizenship; people movements between NZ and ASEAN; media politics in New Zealand.
Grants and awards
2014-2017: European Commission grant; 2014: VUW FHSS Large Faculty Grant; 2013: VUW FHSS Large Faculty Grant; 2012: Knowledge and Expertise Exchange Europe-New Zealand Award, Lund, Sweden; 2010: European Centres Network Pilot Study Award; 2008: Fulbright New Zealand ‘Study of the US Institute’, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; 2008: Guest Scholar at the Centre for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California, San Diego.
Current research projects
- The electoral participation of non-citizens in New Zealand.
- The citizenship experiences of New Zealanders resident in Australia and New Zealand.
- The politics of the free movement of people in regional free trade areas.
- The electoral participation of immigrant minorities in New Zealand.
- New Zealand’s immigrant integration policies and outcomes in comparative perspective.
- People movements from ASEAN countries to New Zealand since 1975.
Selection of publications
- McMillan, K, ''Fairness and the border around New Zealand's democratic political community' in David Hall (ed.) Fair Borders? Migration Policy in the 21st Century, Bridget William Books, June 2017. http://bwb.co.nz/books/fair-borders
- McMillan, K, 'From “the Commonwealth’s most dutiful daughter” to “young multicultural nation”: Non-citizen voting rights and New Zealand’s citizenship regime', in Jatinder Mann, (ed), Citizenship in a Transnational Perspective: Australia, Canada and New Zealand, Palgrave MacMillan, Politics of Citizenship and Migration Series, 2017 https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783319535289
- McMillan, K, Affective integration and access to the rights of permanent residency: New Zealanders resident in Australia post-2001, in Ethnicities, Vol. 1, Issue 1, 2017.
- McMillan, K and Hood, A. 'Report on Citizenship Law: New Zealand', EUDO Citizenship Observatory, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies in collaboration with Edinburgh University Law School C Badia Fiesolana, San Domenico di Fiesole (FI), Italy, 2016.
- Barker, F. and McMillan, K. Access to Electoral Rights: New Zealand'', EUDO Citizenship Observatory, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies in collaboration with Edinburgh University Law School C Badia Fiesolana, San Domenico di Fiesole (FI), Italy, 2016.
- McMillan, K, Relations and Relationships: 40 years of People Movements from ASEAN to New Zealand Wellington: Asia New Zealand Foundation.
- McMillan, K. 'Mapping forced migration in the Asia-Pacific' Public Lecture to the National Library, 21 April 2016.
- Bahador, Babak, Geoff Kemp, Kate McMillan & Chris Rudd (eds.), Politics and the Media, (Second edition) Auckland University Press, 2016.
- McMillan, Kate, 'Radio and Politics in New Zealand', in Bahador, B. et al., Politics and the Media, (Second edition) Auckland University Press, 2016.
- McMillan, Kate, 'Glove Puppets, Black Ops and Textual Relations: The Media's Election Campaign 2014' in Johansson and Levine (eds.), Moments of Truth, Victoria University Press, 2015.
- McMillan, Kate, 'National Voting Rights for Permanent Residents: New Zealand's Experience', in Diego Acosta and Anje Wiesbrock (eds.), Global Migration Issues: Myths and Realities, Praeger, California, 2015.
- McMillan, Kate, Review of Willem Maas, (ed.), Multicultural Citizenship, in Perspectives on Politics, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2015, pp. 571-573.
- McMillan, Kate, 'Moving freely, but using a different route', in Annika Björkdahl, John Leslie and Annick Masselot, Importing EU Norms: Conceptual Framework and Empirical Findings, United Nations University Series on Regionalism, Springer, 2015.
- Aysser Al Janabi,Kate McMillan and Carla Lam, 'Advancing the Status of Women in Political Science and International Relations in New Zealand: Report of a Workshop held in 2012', New Zealand Political Studies Association, 2014.
- Barker, Fiona and Kate McMillan, "Constituting the Democratic Public: New Zealand’s Extension of National Voting Rights to Non-Citizens", New Zealand Journal of Public and International Law, 12 (1), 2014.
- McMillan, Kate, 'Political and social rights for Second Country Nationals: Freedom of movement and citizenship in Australasia', Citizenship Studies, Vol. 18 No. 3/ 4 June 2014.
- Comrie, M and K. McMillan, 'Running on the spot: New Zealand's mediocre performance in the 2010 Global Media Monitoring Project', in Pacific Journalism Review, Vol. 19, Issue 2, pages 196-214, October 2013.
- McMillan, Kate, and Hilde Coffé (eds.), Special Issue of Political Science, 'Women and Politics' (June 2013).
- Bahador, Babak, Geoff Kemp, Kate McMillan & Chris Rudd (eds.), Politics and the Media, Pearson Education, (May 2013).
- McMillan, Kate, 'Radio and Politics in New Zealand', in Bahador, B.et al., Politics and the Media, Pearson Education, (May 2013).
- McMillan, Kate 'Politics and the Media in New Zealand' in Te Ara The Online Encyclopaedia of New Zealand (2012).
- McMillan, Kate and Margie Comrie, 'New Zealand National Report', Global Media Monitoring Project, (April 2012) 13pp.
- McMillan, Kate (Co-Editor), Political Science, 2010-Jan. 2015.
- McMillan, Kate, 'The Politics of Immigration and Multiculturalism in New Zealand', Policy network, 2010.
- McMillan, Kate, Review of David Bromwell, Ethnicity, National Identity and Public Policy, Wellington, Institute for Policy Studies in Political Science, Vol. 61:1, 2009.
- McLeay, Elizabeth; John Leslie; Kate McMillan (eds.) Rethinking Women and Politics: New Zealand and Comparative Perspectives, Wellington, VUW Press, August 2009.
- McMillan, Kate 'Newsflash! Men and Women Still Unequal' in McLeay et al. (eds.), Rethinking Women and Politics: New Zealand and Comparative Perspectives, Wellington, VUW Press, August 2009.
- McMillan, Kate, 'Irregular Migration: New Zealand's experience and response', New Zealand International Review, Vol. XXXIII, No. 4, July/August 2008, pp. 2-6.
- McMillan, Kate, 'Winning the Metadebate: New Zealand's 2005 televised leaders' debates in comparative perspective', in Stephen Levine and Nigel S. Roberts, (eds.),The Baubles of Office, Wellington, VUW Press, February 2007.
- McMillan, Kate, Politics and the Media in New Zealand (ed.), A special issue of Political Science, Palmerston North, Dunmore Press, 2005.
- McMillan, Kate, 'A review of "Dangerous Enthusiasms" by Robin Gauld and Shaun Goldfinch', in Political Science, Vol. 58, no. 2, December 2006.
- McMillan, Kate, 'Immigration Policy' in Raymond Miller (ed.) New Zealand Politics and Government, (4th edition), Melbourne, Oxford University Press, 2006.
- McMillan, Kate, 'Racism and Political Bias on Talkback Radio in New Zealand: Assessing the Evidence,' in Political Science, Vol. 57, No. 2, December 2005, pp. 75-92.
- McMillan, Kate. 'Immigration and citizenship debates of the 1990s' in Andrew D. Trlin and Paul Spoonley, New Zealand and International Migration, Vol. 4, 2005.
- McMillan, Kate. 'Developing Citizens: Citizens, Subjects and Aliens and New Zealand Citizenship Policy since 1840', in McPherson, Pearson and Spoonely, Tangata, Tangata, Palmerston North, Dunmore Press, 2005.
- McMillan, Kate. 'Non-indigenous minority rights in the neo-liberal state: the New Zealand experience', in Pluralism and the Law, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 2004.
Conference papers and public talks 2014-2015
- McMillan, K, 'Free movement of skilled labour within the ASEAN Economic Community: What the AEC can learn from the TTTA and the EU experience', The EUAPS Annual Conference, University of Korea, Seoul, June 2015.
- McMillan, K. 'The Future of Citizenship in Australasia', Paper presented at the International Studies Association Conference, Toronto, 26-28 March, 2014.
- McMillan, K. and Barker, F. 'The Electoral Participation of Migrants', Invited presentation to the Electoral Commission Conference 'Valuing Our Vote', Grand Chamber, Parliament Buildings, May 29, 2014.
- McMillan, K. 'We still call Australia "home": official and affective belonging among New Zealanders resident in Australia', Paper presented at the Comparative Migration Policy and Politics Pre-APSA Workshop, Australian Political Studies Association, University of Sydney, September 28-October 1, 2014.
- McMillan, K. 'Advancing the Status of Women in Political Science', Invited presentation at the Australian Political Studies Association, University of Sydney, September 29 September, 2014.
- McMillan, K. 'Immigrant ‘integration': How does New Zealand compare?', Invited presentation to the Multiculturalism in New Zealand symposium, hosted by University of Otago, 10 November 2014.
- Barker, F. and McMillan K. 'The Electoral Participation of Migrant Groups in New Zealand: Pilot Project and Work in Progress', Paper presented to the New Zealand Political Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Auckland, 2 December 2014.
- McMillan, K. 'The Media's coverage of the 2014 election', presentation to the Victoria University of Wellington, 'Post-Election Conference', Parliament Building, Wellington, 4 December 2014.
Kate is interested in supervising students on the following topics:
- Immigration and refugee politics.
- Citizenship in New Zealand and abroad, including transnational citizenship.
- New Zealand’s media politics.
- Recent supervisions: Ameera Clayton (Masters by thesis: Immigrant Voting in NZ and UK); Phong Trang Nguyen (MIR, Vietnamese policies to protect labour migrants); Miran Milosevic (Masters by thesis: Immigrant integration in NZ and the UK); Joanne Young (Masters by thesis, Political Crisis Management); Stacey Kwant (Masters by thesis, Recognised Seasonal Employer Scheme, a model for development?); Toni Grace (Masters by thesis, Regional integration and freedom of movement in the Oresund region).
- Member of the HIPPI Equity Committee 2014.
- Chair, HIPPI Equity Committee, 2013-2014.
- Honours Coordinator, PSIR, 2013-2014.
- Member of Academic Board 2011-2012.
- Member of the FHSS Leave Committee 2006-2011.