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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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
"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.
How are our choices driven by habits from our past and other sorts of social cues? This is what our new Lecturer Dr Ben Snyder will be addressing in his course SOSC 221 in Trimester Two this year. Read more about SOSC 221
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