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Research in Social Anthropology

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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

Student Research

The Anthropology programme has a long history of supporting student research, and we consider this research to be amongst our most valuable outputs. To browse current student research topics follow this link:

Completed Theses and Dissertations

The following links contain archives of completed theses and dissertations written by students enrolled in Anthropology. Each item is available to read in our departmental library, and the MA and PhD theses can be interloaned from the University Library. Click to download archives and view the abstract of each completed work.