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Our people in History

Head of Programme

Professor Mark Seymour

European history (19th–20th C), modern Italy (1860s–1970s), emotions, gender, sexuality

Academic staff

Dr Miranda Johnson

Pacific and New Zealand history, colonialism, decolonization, and postcolonialism

Professor Angela McCarthy

Scottish, Irish, and New Zealand history and migration; global, transnational and comparative migration and ethnicity; history of madness

Professor Brian Moloughney

Academic Subject Adviser (History)
Chinese history and Literature; comparative historiography; the Chinese diaspora

Professor Takashi Shogimen

Medieval and early modern European history, history of political thought (European and East Asian)

Dr Frances Steel

Pacific Students’ Liaison Officer
Pacific history, New Zealand history, Oceanic history, colonialism, mobilities, labour, technology, commodities

Associate Professor John Stenhouse

History of science, religious history, history of ideas, New Zealand history

Associate Professor Alex Trapeznik

Russian history, world history and public history

Professor Angela Wanhalla

Māori Students’ Liaison Officer
Postgraduate Co-ordinator (MA and PhD)

New Zealand, Māori and Comparative indigenous history, colonial history, gender and sexuality

Postdoctoral researchers

Sarah Christie

Te Hau Kāinga Project Postdoctoral Fellow
New Zealand history, labour history, women's history and the histories of youth, leisure and consumption

Dr Neil Vallelly

Rutherford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow
The history of capitalism/neoliberalism, border regimes, and migrant detention in Aotearoa and beyond

Teaching associates

Professor Sonja Tiernan

Eamon Cleary Chair of Irish Studies
Modern Irish history, gender and women’s history, labour and social reform movements, the history of crime and punishment

Postgraduate students

Postgraduate students webpage

Emeritus Professors

Professor Judith A Bennett

Professor Barbara Brookes

Professor Tom Brooking

Professor Erik Olssen

Professor Hilary Radner  

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Dr Mark Stocker

Professional staff

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