The Politics Programme is a vibrant community of experts from many different countries who take students and students' interests seriously. Our staff are all experts in their fields, and all are actively engaged in research which enriches their teaching.
Politics staff will respond to emails only during business hours Monday–Friday.
Head of Politics
The political economy of inequality, corruption and development, foreign policies of emerging powers, ethics and international relations
Middle Eastern and Comparative Politics
Student Exchange Adviser
New Zealand politics, Treaty of Waitangi, environmental politics, local government, electoral systems and reform, constitutional politics
Russian foreign policy, the European Union, nationalism and ethnic conflict, International Relations theory
China's foreign and security policy, international relations of Asia, International Relations theory, strategic studies, Cold War history
US foreign policy, international relations, global security, great powers and the Horn of Africa
International student contact
New Zealand politics, political economy, social inequality, gender and feminism, Marxism, history and theories of democracy
Politics of the media
Postcolonialism, International Relations theory, constructivism, identity, Indonesia, US foreign policy
Environmental justice, multispecies justice, indigenous justice, decolonial and anticolonial theory.
Part-time academic staff
Dr Peter Grace
Politics and history of the Levant states and Turkey, Middle East comparative and international politics
Client Services Administrator