Sociology

Get to know our Sociology students and gain an insight into their research.

Aida Amoozegar-Montero

Aida

PhD Candidate in Sociology

Supervisors: Associate Professor Rhonda Shaw and Dr Edgar Rodriguez

Dressing the Post-Surgical Body: An examination of New Zealand women’s experience, perceptions and body image with reconstructive surgery and bra fit

Contact: aida.amoozegarmontero@vuw.ac.nz

Max Baddeley

PhD Candidate in Sociology

Supervisors: Dr Mike Lloyd and Dr Catherine Cauldwell

Epistemological developments within the sociology of art

Contact: max.baddeley@vuw.ac.nz

Taiki Cheng

PhD Candidate in Sociology

Supervisors: Professor Kevin Dew and Dr Helen Rook

Being a hospice social worker: A membership categorisation anaylsis study on hospice social work in mainland China

Contact:taiki.cheng.vuw.ac.nz

Jack Foster

PhD Candidate in Sociology

Supervisors: Dr el-Ojeili and Dr Dylan Taylor

Policy Evolution at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Contact: jack.foster@vuw.ac.nz

Georgia Lockie

PhD Candidate in Sociology

Supervisors: Dr Chamsy el-Ojeili and Dr Dylan Taylor

Real Utopias immanent resistance ontology, subjectivity and emancipation

Contact: georgia.lockie@vuw.ac.nz

Supuni Liyanagunawardena

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PhD Candidate in Sociology

Supervisors: Professor Kevin dew and Professor Antonia Lyons

Medications in everyday life: A study on a rural community in Sri Lanka

Contact: supuni.liyanagunawardena@vuw.ac.nz

Brent Neilson

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PhD Candidate in Sociology

Supervisors: Dr Chamsy el-Ojeili and Professor Kevin Dew

The Ground Shifting Beneath Us: Collective memory of New Zealand's neoliberal revolution

Contact: brent.neilson@vuw.ac.nz

Dani Pickering

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PhD Candidate in Sociology

Supervisors: Dr Dylan Taylor and Dr Jennifer de Saxe

Reconstructing Kāwanatanga: activating Pākehā support for constitutional transformation

Contact: danni.pickering@vuw.ac.nz

Bonnie Trotter-Simons

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PhD Candidate in Sociology

Supervisors:Dr Jennifer de Saxe and Dr Dave Wilson

Critical feminist understandings of music and resistance

Contact: bonnie.trottersimons@vuw.ac.nz

Byron Williams

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PhD Candidate in Sociology

Supervisors: Dr Jennifer de Saxe and Dr Chamsy el-Ojeili

This is not us?” An African experience of colour-blind racism in Aotearoa New Zealand

Contact: byron.williams@vuw.ac.nz