School of Social and Cultural Studies

School of Social and Cultural Studies

The School of Social and Cultural Studies brings together the respective teaching, research and scholarship strengths of Criminology, Cultural Anthropology, Social Policy and Sociology.

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.

Events

Sep7SeminarsThe ideology of counterhegemonic infrastructure
Date: 7 September 2016
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: MY305 (Murphy Building)
Dr Warwick Tie, Snr Lecturer, School of People, Environment and Planning,Massey University AlbanyIn this seminar,… Read more
Sep14SeminarsConcrete and Corruption: On the Materiality of Power in Thailand
Date: 14 September 2016
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: MY305 (Murphy Building)
Dr Eli Elinoff, Lecturer in Cultural Anthropology, Victoria University of WellingtonIn the fall of 2015,… Read more
Sep21SeminarsSport, gender inequality, and violence against women: Reconsidering the links
Date: 21 September 2016
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: MY305 (Murphy Building)
Dr Lynzi Armstrong, Lecturer in Criminology at Victoria University of WellingtonViolence against women is a… Read more

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News

22 August 2016 Health Researcher Honoured
Kevin Dew had been recognised by the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) for their work into understanding social issues of health and wellbeing. Read more
9 August 2016 Calling for tutors for trimester 3
Expressions of interest are invited from university graduates to work part-time as tutors in undergraduate courses SACS 201, SOSC 306 and CRIM 330  in Trimester 3 2016. Read more
14 July 2016 Success for Sociology Graduate
"Acknowledging the legitimacy of mātauranga Māori is an important aspect of my job and my identity", says Anna Adcock, a recent Sociology MA graduate. Read more

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Brigitte Bonisch-Brednich

Welcome From Head of School, Prof Brigitte Bönisch-Brednich

"We contribute to a strong and vibrant social science presence here at Victoria University". Read more from Brigitte.

CRIM 330 Summer Course

New Summer Course: CRIM330: Antiquities Trafficking

Come and join us on our new summer course where we will explore the seedy underbelly of the art world: antiquities smuggling. Read More

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Success for Sociology Graduate

"Acknowledging the legitimacy of mātauranga Māori is an important aspect of my job and my identity", says Anna Adcock, a recent Sociology MA graduate. Read more

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Hollie Russell, Ngāti Rakaipaaka, Lands Dream Job at DOC

"Research, writing and project management skills learnt during my Masters in Cultural Anthropology meant I was able to hit the ground running when I got my dream job at the Department of Conservation" Read more

14th Dangerous Consumptions
Colloquium

This will be held at Victoria University of Wellington, Kelburn Campus, on 24th and 25th November. Read more about the Colloquium

Many Career Options for Sociology Graduates

British newspaper ‘The Guardian’ shares top 10 tips for Sociology Graduates around the globe. Read more 

Tutors Needed for Trimester 3 2016

Expressions of interest are invited from university graduates to work part-time as tutors in undergraduate Cultural Anthropology, Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy courses in Trimester 3 2016. Read more for further details

Dane Troung

Lecturer from Police College in Vietnam studying a PhD in Criminology

"What has impressed most about Victoria University and New Zealand was how the people went out of their way to help me settle in". Read more about Dane

Companies Desperate To Hire Anthropologists

Why are giant corporations now seeking cultural expertise? Read more