New appointments Department of Political Studies
30 August 2002
New appointments in The University of Auckland’s Department of Political Studies
Over the last few months The University of Auckland has been expanding its expertise in the field of political studies. Six new appointments have been made at the Department of Political Studies.
Dr Jim Headley
Headley has taken up a teaching post at the Department of
Political Studies in Russian politics and foreign policy,
and ethnic conflict and international security, after
recently completing a PhD at the University of London. One
of the attractions of The University of Auckland for Dr
Headley was that it offers courses on these issues, which
directly match his research interests. A book on ‘Russia and
the Conflicts in the former Yugoslavia’, written by Dr
Headley, will be published in 2003.
Contact: Dr Jim Headley
09 373 7599 ext 7199
Dr Geoffrey Kemp
Having recently completed a PhD at the University of Cambridge, Dr Kemp has moved to New Zealand with his wife and five children to take up a position teaching courses in politics and the media. A former newspaper journalist, Dr Kemp studied ideas of press freedom at Cambridge.
in New Zealand, Dr Kemp plans to develop his research on the
history of ideas of press freedom and the political impact
of media change. A related new interest is New Zealand’s own
‘media revolution’ – the historical introduction of writing
and print, with the Treaty of Waitangi an early outcome of
the encounter of oral and ‘media’ cultures.
Contact: Dr Geoffrey Kemp
09 373 7599 ext 8093
Associate-Professor Michael Mintrom
Professor Mintrom has returned to New Zealand from the United States, where he was Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research at Michigan State University. His research covers policy innovation and the ways in which people influence policy, particularly in the field of education. While his work has been grounded in a North American context, he intends to expand it to a broader debate on public policy, including cases in New Zealand.
Professor Mintrom has a new book in production
with Georgetown University Press, ‘People Skills for Policy
Analysts’. He was recently named President-Elect of the
Public Policy section of the American Political Science
Association. He teaches courses in American politics and
policy, and methods for policy
Contact: Professor Michael Mintrom
09 373 7599 ext 7947
Professor John Morrow
Professor Morrow has moved to Auckland from Victoria University of Wellington, and will take over as Head of Department in January 2003. His main research interests are on nineteenth century British and European political thought, and he is currently writing a book on the nineteenth century Scottish thinker, Thomas Carlyle.
Formerly he was a Bye Fellow at Robinson College,
University of Cambridge and a Visiting Fellow at the
Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the
University of Edinburgh. Professor Morrow is teaching a
first year course on the foundations of Western political
Contact: Professor John Morrow
09 373 7599 ext 7241
Dr Jane Scott
Having recently completed a PhD at The University of Auckland, Dr Scott has taken up a teaching post at the Department of Political Studies. She is teaching courses on the media, New Zealand public policy and political language.
Her main research interests include New Zealand politics,
with a focus on public policy, and the media. Her work to
date has focused on welfare dependency in New Zealand, and
she has published work on media-politics, industrial
relations and the women’s movement.
Contact: Dr Jane Scott
09 373 7599 ext 8090
Dr Jacqui True
has returned to New Zealand from North America, where she
worked most recently as a postdoctoral fellow in the School
of International Relations at the University of
California. She teaches international relations and gender politics, and is currently researching transnational networks and feminist policy change. Other interests include the relationship between economic globalisation and cultural nationalism. Her book, ‘Globalization, Gender and Postsocialism’, based on extensive field research in Eastern Europe, is forthcoming with Columbia University Press in 2003.
Contact: Dr Jacqui True
09 373 7599 ext 5037