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Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand 2017 Conference, 6 - 10 December 2017

SAANZ 2017 650

Women's March Aotearoa New Zealand, by Dylan Owen, Wellington, January 2017

Respect Existence or Expect Resistance

 Our theme this year captures important events and struggles globally, and builds on previous conversations at SAANZ around engaging with public debates on key issues.

Keynote Speakers

The keynote speakers are Professor Ghassan Hage and Professor Patricia Hill CollinsMore about the keynote speakers.


While we welcome proposals from a range of areas, we are particularly excited to announce several specific streams for this year’s conference. Feel free to liaise directly with the contact for the stream, or the main conference contact Melanie Beres (

  • Gender, Sexuality and Social Change  
  • Social Movements and Popular Protest  
  • Critical Criminology  
  • Non-human Animals 
  • Cultural Diversity   
  • Migration
  • Art and Activism  
  • Reimagining Resistance: social work in and against the state

More on the streams, call for papers and stream contacts.