UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Sociology and Anthropology


Sociology researchers are engaged in research that cuts across science and technology studies, policy studies, sociology and political science. This research involves collaboration with other members of the University, with researchers in other Tertiary Institutions, Crown Research Institutes and Government agencies, and with Maori organisations. Research strengths in Sociology are pooled around four main areas: new technologies (ICT and bio-technologies), public policy, migration, ethnicity, and development and culture and identities.

Anthropology has research strengths in: cultural performance; ethnicity, nationalism and violence; religion and modernity; globalization, transnationalism and cosmopolitanism; kinship and family; visual and media anthropology; human-animal relations; occupational communities and apprenticeship learning; and Hinduism.


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Subject Area: Disciplines