Great news for CROCC member, Dr Angela Wanhalla, for being awarded a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship to develop her research, “Marriage: The Politics of Private Life in New Zealand”. This award, administered by the NZ Royal Society, is designed to recognise, and help foster the careers of future research leaders. Since its inception in 2010 the RDF has been largely the preserve of scientists, so this is great news not just for Angela, the University of Otago, but also for the Humanities in New Zealand. Congratulations, Angela. Read the initial press release and more details on Angela’s project here
Associate Professor John Stenhouse (History & Art History) & Professor Hamish Spencer (Zoology) are looking for a suitably qualified student to research and write a PhD thesis on the history of eugenics in New Zealand.
The successful applicant will have a BA Hons or MA in history, preferably with First Class Honours. Some training in the history of science is desirable but not essential.
This project aims to illuminate what, if anything, was distinctive about the New Zealand eugenics movement by placing it in comparative international context.
The successful applicant must be willing to investigate the interconnections between eugenics and science, class, race, gender, nation-state and religion. This three-year project is funded by the Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution and includes a $25,000 NZD per year scholarship, $5,000 per year for tuition fees, and funding for international travel.
To apply for this position submit a CV, academic record, two academic references, a writing sample, and a short statement of research interests to John Stenhouse: firstname.lastname@example.org