Anthropology theses published in Aotearoa New Zealand in 2014

Following on from my post last year, here is a list of theses (Masters and PhD) published in anthropology departments in Aotearoa New Zealand in 2014. My list includes all major universities except for Auckland University of Technology, not because AUT doesn’t offer anthropology (it does, in the School of Social Sciences and Public Policy) but because it takes an interdisciplinary approach and I couldn’t tell which of its theses were more or less ‘anthropological.’

I compiled this list by searching the New Zealand National Union Catalogue of the National Library of New Zealand, which holds masters theses and doctoral dissertations awarded by New Zealand universities. I also searched individual university library catalogues and online research commons. I used the keywords “anthropology” and “thesis” in my search. Some catalogues were more difficult to navigate than others and I had restricted access to several resources, so my apologies to those whose names I have missed. Please comment below if you have a thesis to add to this list or correction I need to make.

The theses are listed in alphabetical order according to the surname of the graduate. Congratulations to everyone to everyone who received degrees!

Being Jewish in New Zealand, by Anastasia Rachel Badder
Anthropology, University of Auckland
Degree: Master of Arts

Working the Vines: seasonal migration, money, and development in New Zealand and Ambrym, Vanuatu, by Rochelle-Lee Bailey
Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Otago
Advisors: Gregory Rawlings and Jacqueline Leckie
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Intricate Identities: Cochlear Implant Users Negotiating Lives Between d/Deaf and Hearing Worlds, by Hayley Bathard
Cultural Anthropology, Victoria University of Wellington
Advisors: Catherine Trundle and Rachel McKee
Degree: Master of Arts

‘Taking Māori Tikanga into the Pākehā Paddock’: Understanding the Return of Kōiwi Tangata/Human Remains in New Zealand, by Emma Clifford
Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Otago
Advisors: Richard Walter and Timothy Thomas
Degree: Master of Arts

Household Architecture And Religious Proscription In Pre-Contact Hawai‘i, by Maria Codlin
Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Otago
Advisor: Mark McCoy
Degree: Master of Arts

Whales and Whale Bone Technology in New Zealand Prehistory, by Emily A. Cunliffe
Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Otago
Advisor: Richard Walter
Degree: Master of Arts

Marquesan pig husbandry : investigating diet and drinking water through dental calculus, by Laura Rose Dawson
Anthropology, University of Auckland
Degree: Master of Arts

The Travelling Minzu: Uyghur migration and the negotiation of identities in China and Australia, by Mei Ding
Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Otago
Advisors: Gregory Rawlings and Jacqueline Leckie
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Making place at the end of the world: an ethnography of  tourism and urban development in Ushuaia, Argentina’s Antarctic Gateway City, by Andrea Herbert
Department of Anthropology, University of Canterbury
Advisors: Piers Locke, Daniela Liggett, David Giles
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Settlement Patterns and Indigenous Agency in Te Tau Ihu, 1770-1860, by Moira Annette Jackson
Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Otago
Advisors: Ian Smith and Richard Walter
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Transcending the Mundane: Assessing Monumentality and Intention in Shell Mound Form Using a Geoarchaeological Approach and Terrestrial Laser Scanning, by Bernie Paul Larsen
Anthropology, University of Auckland
Degree: Master of Arts

Backyard Historical Archaeology: Unraveling past lives through analyses of the archaeological remains from 26 St. David Street, Dunedin, by Megan Sarah Lawrence
Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Otago
Advisor: Ian Smith
Degree: Master of Arts

Changes in the Quality of Lapita Pottery through Time : Use of Magnetic Susceptibility and micro-CT Scanning as Novel Methods to Quantitatively Assess Quality of Ceramics in the South Pacific, by Carly Roxanne Mailhot
Anthropology, University of Auckland
Degree: Master of Arts

Cloaked in Life and Death: Tangi and Taonga in a Contemporary Māori Whanau, by Vincent Alan Malcolm-Buchanan
Anthropology Programme, the University of Waikato
Advisors: Ngahuia Te Awekotuku, Linda Waimarie Nikora, Tom Ryan
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

The travelling female athlete: cricket, migration and globalisation, by Elizabeth C. Perry
Anthropology, University of Canterbury
Advisor: Patrick McAllister
Degree: Master of Arts

The Archaeology of the New Zealand Stamp Mill, by Peter Graham Petchey
Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Otago
Advisors: Ian Smith and Glenn Summerhayes
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Murihiku Pa: An Investigation of Pa Sites in the Southern Areas of New Zealand, by Kirsty Nicole Potts
Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Otago
Advisors: Ian Barber and Tim Thomas
Degree: Master of Arts

“Walking the Talk”? An Ethnography of Biculturalism at Te Papa, by Tanja Schubert-McArthur
Cultural Anthropology, Victoria University of Wellington
Advisors: Brigitte Bönisch-Brednich and Conal McCarthy
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Language change: linguistic imperialism or empowerment? : observations on the use of English in contemporary urban Samoa, by Phillipa Vague
Social Anthropology, Massey University (Albany)
Advisors: Eleanor Rimoldi and David Ishii
Degree: Master of Arts

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