2020 News

  • A group of seven people on a stage with a white background

    Wellington scholar changing refugee narratives

    Iranian photographer Ehsan Hazaveh wants to challenge the stereotypical stories people often see in the media about refugees through his PhD in Media Studies at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.

  • University Research Fund results

    Seven Wellington Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences proposals have been granted funding by the University Research Fund in 2020. A total of 60 proposals were submitted to the April round with only 20 being funded across the University.

  • Dr Mengzhu Yan (centre) with her PhD supervisors Professor Paul Warren and Dr Sasha Calhoun

    PhD graduate awarded prestigious prize from Chinese Government

    Dr Mengzhu Yan, who recently completed her PhD in Linguistics at School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, has been awarded the 2019 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad for her performance in her PhD studies.

  • Cannabis referendum: Fact and fiction

    Cannabis reform excites intense debate across society, and with New Zealand’s referendum on the legalisation of recreational cannabis just around the corner, Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has prepared a podcast delving into the topic.

  • Dr Awanui te Huia

    Research explores motivations and barriers for learners of te reo Māori

    The value Māori place on learning te reo Māori is strongly linked with Māori identity and societal attitudes, as well as cultural and community connections, according to research by Dr Awanui Te Huia (Ngāti Maniapoto) from Te Kawa a Māui at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.

  • Online course explores bicultural treatment of ‘primal resource’

    Who owns water? What is its legal status? How do waterways express cultural identities? The University's latest massive open online course (MOOC) explores questions around cultural relationships to wai (water), in the final installment of Aotearoa New Zealand’s first-ever bicultural MOOC series.

  • Stateless in Thailand

    The plight of Thailand’s Shan youth highlights the inadequacies of international borders, Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington anthropologist Dr Janepicha Cheva-Isarakul says.

  • A profile image of Kathryn Walls.

    Kathryn Walls appointed as Emeritus Professor

    Professor Kathryn Walls, a highly respected scholar of English literature and a well-known member of the Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington academic community, has been appointed Emeritus Professor.