Anna Green

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Associate Professor Stout Research Centre


Teaching in 2020


BA (Hons), MA (University of British Columbia), PhD (Auckland)

Administrative responsibilities

  • Editor, Journal of New Zealand Studies
  • Member of Joint Research Committee
  • Postgraduate supervision

Current project

  • A Marsden-funded three year research project entitled 'The Missing Link: New Zealand European/Pākehā Intergenerational Family Memory'
  • The second edition of Cultural History, Macmillan Palgrave.
  • with Cooper, T., a book on the Torrey Canyon Disaster.

Selected publications

Green, A., ‘Individual remembering and “collective memory”: theoretical presuppositions and contemporary debates’, first published vol. 32, no. 2 (2004), pp. 35-44; reprinted in Oral History Journal@50, Anniversary Issue July 2019:

Green, A., 'Grandparents, communicative memory and narrative identity', Oral History, 47, 1 (Spring 2019), pp. 81-82

Green, A., ‘Intergenerational Family Memory and Historical Consciousness’ in Anna Clark and Carla Peck, eds, Contemplating Historical Consciousness: Notes from the Field (Berghahn, 2019), pp. 200-211.

Green, A., ‘Who Do You Think You Are?: The Family in Public History’, in Paul Ashton and Alex Trapeznick, eds, What is Public History Globally: Working with the Past in the Present (Bloomsbury, 2019), pp. 225-237.

Green, A., & Luscombe, K. (2017). ‘Family memory, ‘things’ and counterfactual thinking’, Memory Studies, 175069801771483. doi:10.1177/1750698017714837

Cooper, T., & Green, A. (2017). ‘The Torrey Canyon disaster, everyday life, and the "greening" of Britain’, Environmental History, 22(1), 101-126. doi:10.1093/envhis/emw068

Smith, G., & Green, A. (2017). ‘The Magna Carta: 800 years of public history’ in Paula Hamilton and James B. Gardner, eds, The Oxford Handbook of Public History. Oxford University Press, 387-402.

Green, A., & Troup, K. (2016). Second edition. The houses of history A critical reader in history and theory. Manchester University Press. First published 1999.

Green A., & Cooper, T. (2015). ‘Community and Exclusion: The Torrey Canyon disaster of 1967’, Journal of Social History, 48 (4): 892-909.

Green, A. (2013). ‘Intergenerational Family Stories: private, parochial, pathological?’. Journal of Family History, 38 (4): 387-402.

Green, A. (2010). ‘Can Memory be Collective?’ in Don Ritchie, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Oral History. Oxford University Press, 96-111.

Green, A. (2008). Cultural History. Macmillan Palgrave.

Green, A. (2006). ‘The exhibition that speaks for itself: oral history and museums’, in Robert Perks and Alistair Thomson, eds, The Oral History Reader. Routledge), 416-424. Reprinted in Sheila Watson, ed., Museums and Their Communities. Routledge (2007), 409-418.

Green, A., & Hutching, M. (2004). Remembering: Writing Oral History. Auckland University Press.

Green, A. (2004). ‘Individual Remembering and “Collective Memory”: Theoretical Presuppositions and Contemporary Debates’. Oral History, 32 (2): 35-44.

Green, A. (2004). ‘The Shipping Companies and ‘51’, in David Grant, ed., The Big Blue. Canterbury University Press, 109-114.

Green, A. (2001). British Capital, Antipodean Labour: working the New Zealand waterfront 1915-1951. Otago University Press.

Green, A. (2000). ‘Waterside Workers in New Zealand: Auckland, Wellington and Lyttelton, 1915-1951’, in Sam Davies et al., eds, Dock Workers: International Explorations in Comparative Labour History, 1790-1970, vol. 1. Ashgate, 251-68.

Green, A. (2000). ‘The Work Process’, in Sam Davies et al, eds, Dock Workers: International Explorations in Comparative Labour History, 1790-1970, vol. 2. Ashgate, 560-89.

Green, A. (2000). ‘Coffee and Bun, Sgt Bonnington and the Tornado: myth and place in Frankton Junction’. Oral History, 28 (2): 26-34.

Green, A., (1998). ‘James Roberts’ and ‘Margaret Macpherson’. Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, vol. 4, 434-436 and 323-324.

Green, A., (1997). ‘Una Exposición Que Habla por sí Sola’, Historia Antropologia y Fuentes Orales, 17: 149-159.

Green, A. (1994). ‘The Unimportance of Arbitration? The New Zealand Waterfront 1915-1951’. The New Zealand Journal of History, 28 (2): 145-159.

Green, A. (1991) ‘Spelling, Go-Slows, Gliding Away and Theft: informal control over work on the New Zealand waterfront, 1915-1951’. Labour History, 63: 100-14.

Green, A. ‘”The Double-edged Sword”: nicknames on the New Zealand waterfront, 1915-1951’. Oral History, 19 (1): 53-55.

PhD supervision

  • New Zealand oral history
  • Twentieth-century family and community history
  • Labour history of work and working conditions in New Zealand


Teaching in 2020