Anna Green

Associate Professor in History
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, Anna and Hamilton, Paula. ‘Editor’s Introduction’ to thematic issue ‘The Family as Mnemonic Community’, The Journal of New Zealand Studies, vol. 29, 2 (2019): 1-2.

Green, Anna. ‘Why Family Memories and Stories Matter’. The Journal of New Zealand Studies, vol. 29, 2 (2019): 3-19.

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