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Gender and Women's Issues

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Associate Professor Chris Brickell (Sociology, Gender and Social Work)

Historical and contemporary sexuality and masculinity, particularly in New Zealand; Consumer culture
Work: 64 3 479 8184

Professor Barbara Brookes (History)

New Zealand social history; 19th and 20th-century gender relations in New Zealand; History of birth control and abortion in New Zealand and Britain in the 19th and 20th centuries; History of Medicine in the 19th and 20th centuries
Work: 64 3 479 8608

Associate Professor Annabel Cooper (Sociology, Gender and Social Work)

Gender in New Zealand; Gender and poverty; Autobiography and difference; Gender and war
Work: 64 3 479 8939

Dr Carla Lam (Politics)

Political theory, especially contemporary feminist theory, materialisms, nature/nurture debates, reproductive politics especially regarding health and human rights, new reproductive issues, bioethics and gender
Work: 64 3 479 8242 | Mobile: 64 21 073 0695

Associate Professor Karen Nairn (College of Education)

Gender, sexuality, 'race' and cultures of schooling; Secondary and tertiary education practices; Qualitative and action research; Critical social theory; The politics of voice; Feminist issues in education; Youth issues
Work: 64 3 479 8619

Dr Rosemary Overell (Media, Film and Communication)

Cultural studies; Popular music; Japanese studies; Masculinities; Asian studies; Gender studies; Cultural geography
Work: 64 3 479 5723

Dr Lesley Procter (Sociology, Gender and Social Work)

Gender and subjectivity particularly the interfaces between gender, identity in:; * schooling; * advertising (especially alcohol advertising); * youth culture(s); * "Second Life" and other Multiple User Domain "games."; Feminist theory(ies); Contemporary social theory
Work: 64 3 479 8745

Professor Hilary Radner (History and Art History )

Contemporary Hollywood film; French cinema; The woman's film; Popular culture, including fashion, for women; Second wave feminism and popular culture; Gender and visual culture
Work: 64 3 479 3987 | Mobile: 64 21 215 3626

Dr Holly Randell-Moon (Media, Film and Communication)

Media; Politics; Religion; Race; Racism; Neoliberalism; Gender; Sexuality; Whiteness; Television studies; Feminism; Monarchy; Secularism; Creative cities; Smart cities; City branding; Digital cities
Work: 64 3 479 3724

Dr Rebecca Stringer (Sociology, Gender and Social Work)

Feminist politics and theory; Gendered inequality in society; Gender and violence; Concepts of victimization and victimhood; Critical victimology and victim politics; Nietzsche – biography and philosophy

Associate Professor Angela Wanhalla (History and Art History)

New Zealand History; Maori history; Gender history; Colonialism; Intermarriage
Work: 64 3 479 8462

Dr Yuki Watanabe (Sociology, Gender and Social Work)

Gender roles in mass media, contemporary Japan, and computer-mediated communication
Work: 64 3 479 5413 | Mobile: 64 22 305 2900

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