Part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington, you can expect to learn from us current analyses of how societies and cultures are formed, how they are governed, how they break down and how we might envisage new and viable future social and cultural systems.
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Shanna will be looking into New Zealands anti-human trafficking legislation and how helper organisations conceptualise commercial human trafficking. Read more about Shanna's research
Dr Russil Durrant specialises in criminal and forensic psychology. Russil’s current research interests include the psychology of punishment and evolutionary criminology. Read more about Russil
Fatimah Al-Attas recently returned to Malaysia for four months to study to the experience of couples with new mothers returning to work in Malaysia. Read more about Fatimah
PhD Student Tanja Rother carries out fieldwork at Ōhiwa Harbour, a large tidal estuary situated between Ōpōtiki and Whakatāne in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Read more about Tanja's fieldwork.
Morning teas encourage community and collegiality amongst the School of Social and Cultural Studies' postgraduate students. Read more about our postgraduate students
This scholarship will enable Sociology student, Jordan King, to gain real insight into the magnitude of change in China and how this will impact on the world.Read more about Jordan's success.
Dr Elizabeth Stanley was recently awarded a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship. This will help her make an enormous contribution to New Zealand. Read more about Elizabeth