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The Anthropology programme has maintained active research projects in Archaeology and Social Anthropology since the 1960s. Our primary geographic focus has always been New Zealand, the Pacific and Southeast Asia. We specialise in the broad sweep of human history within this region, from the earliest arrivals of our human ancestors to contemporary patterns of increasing globalisation and diaspora.

Visit the individual staff pages for current research in Social Anthropology

Postgraduate student research

The Anthropology programme has a long history of supporting student research, and we consider this research to be some of our most valuable output.

Current student research

Completed theses and dissertations

The documents linked below contain lists and abstracts of completed theses and dissertations by Social Anthropology postgraduate students. Each item is available to read in our departmental library, and the MA and PhD theses can be interloaned from the University Library.

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