The Department of Politics 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 Department
Professor Janine Hayward
|Professor Lisa Ellis |
Professor William Harris
Associate Professor James Headley
Associate Professor Nicholas Khoo
Professor Philip Nel
Professor Robert Patman
|Associate Professor Brian Roper |
New Zealand politics, political economy, social inequality, gender and feminism, Marxism, history and theories of democracy
Dr Chris Rudd
|Associate Professor Vicki Spencer |
Contemporary political theory, multiculturalism, toleration, the politics of recognition, humility, comparative political theory, feminist theory, History of Ideas including J. G. Herder, the Enlightenment, John Locke.
MPols Convenor (2018)
Dr Lena Tan
Professor Jim Flynn