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Alumni – postgraduate theses

A list of our graduates with links to their masters' and doctoral theses.

PhD Graduates


Jin Yi (Louisa) Choe – Survival, not resilience: Young people's housing instability

Simon Lister Clay – Wild self-care. Rethinking 'risky' health-related practices among members of the gay community


Ola Kattoura – Arab battered women in Israel: How social and political contexts shape their experiences

Myunik Panthi – Leisure activities and well-being in residential care: Voices of older adults in New Zealand

Lily K Ross – The survivor imperative: an autoethnography of secondary victimization after sexual violence


Karly Burch – Eating a nuclear disaster: a vital institutional ethnography of everyday eating in the aftermath of Tokyo Electric Power Company's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster

Penelope Kinney – Becoming an ex-forensic psychiatric client: transitioning to recovery within the community

Md Mahfuzur Rahman – Fertility stalls in Bangladesh


Anna McMartin – Rational economic families: social reproduction and social policy in 1980s and 1990s New Zealand


Darryl Grant – When research is a dirty word: sovereignty and bicultural politics in Canada, Australia and New Zealand ethics policies


Cinzia Piatti – Enacting the alter-native: a theoretical reframing of local food initiatives in Aotearoa/New Zealand


Chris Burke – Speak to me, stranger: subjectivity, homosexuality and the preliberation narratives of James Courage

Anna Paris – “I’m doing it for me": a Foucauldian feminist engagement with practices of bodily transformation

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Masters Graduates


Helen Bollinger – Film families and friends: creative networks in a precarious industry
LHP Bulletin link to Film families and friends article


Joshua James – Understanding the ‘pink’ vote in Aotearoa


Helena O’Dwyer-Strang – What happens when the birds are sexting and the bees watch pornography? Digital sexualities, sexuality education and New Zealand adolescents

Elizabeth Simmons – Sustainable development and sustainable wine New Zealand: Bridging neoliberal statecraft and locally appropriate development

Lisa Temple – Gendered health technologies: the medicalisation of sexuality and the embodiment of reproduction


Anastasia Bremer – Beauty and the bump: celebrities, social media and the consumption of pregnancy

Madeline Hall – From ‘producers’ to ‘polluters’: farmers’ experience in the Lake Taupō Water Quality Trading Program

David Reynolds – The depoliticisation of deprivation: food insecurity in Aotearoa New Zealand


Roland Daniher – Scary uncertainty: an analysis of social-role control among community-dwelling retirees in New Zealand

Georgia Knowles – Looking at rape prevention: an analysis of the representations of sexuality, gender and rape myth in rape prevention poster campaigns


Amber Chambers – Expecting the unexpected: how novice researchers negotiate unexpected ethical issues

Marita Leask – Exceptional choices? A discursive examination of abortion discourses in New Zealand


Annelore Hoseit – Let’s get mobile: unearthing issues of importance for adolescent mobile phone users

Alison Stoddart – A matter of waste: making experiences and perceptions of household food waste visible


Darryl Grant – Paradox lost?: Four theoretical perspectives on Whānau Ora


Joe Macdonald – A coalitional politics of incoherence: ethical (trans)masculinities in New Zealand


Louise Pearman – Men and masqueraders: cross-gendered identity and behaviour in New Zealand, 1906-1950