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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"We contribute to a strong and vibrant social science presence here at Victoria University". Read more from Allison.
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Tanja is researching conditions and practices of the collaborative governance of water bodies in Aotearoa New Zealand from a legal cultural anthropology perspective. Read more about Tanja's research
"If we are the '99%’, why don’t we get 99% of the world’s riches? Our collective response to this problem is central to my teaching and research".
Professor of Criminology John Pratt has been awarded the 2013 Mason Durie Medal for advancing the frontiers of social science. Read More About John.
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
"My research will look into the experiences of migrant workers working aboard Foreign Charter Fishing Vessels (FCVs) operating within New Zealand’s New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)". Read more about Jordan's research
"Responses to crime are too often informed by populist sound bites—Criminology can provide a much needed antidote of critical, well-reasoned,evidence-based theoretical insights". Read more about Julian.