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Dr Violeta Gilabert

Contact details

Room 2S6, Arts 1 (Burns) Building
Tel +64 3 479 5779

Academic qualifications

2020: PhD, University of Otago
2016: BA Hons, History, first class
2015: BA, Spanish and History

Research interests

Violeta is an early career researcher and teaching fellow. Her primary research interests concern histories of emotion, gender, and settler-colonialism in New Zealand and the South Pacific. Having completed a PhD under the auspices of the Royal Society Te Apārangi in 2019, she is currently preparing research drawn from her doctoral thesis ‘Labours of Love: Marriage and Emotion in Aotearoa/New Zealand, 1918-1970s’ for publication.

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Gilabert, V. L. (2020). Labours of love: Marriage and emotion in Aotearoa/New Zealand: 1918-1970s (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from

Gilabert, V. (2019). Select bibliography: Women, work and care. In B. Brookes, J. McCabe & A. Wanhalla (Eds.), Past caring? Women, work and emotion. (pp. 261-270). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.