Dr Gail Adams-Hutcheson

Teaching Fellow

Qualifications: BSocSc, MSocSc, PhD

School of Social Sciences


About Gail

I teach in the areas of gender, feminism, the body, methodologies and emotional and affective geographies.

Gail is an editorial assistant to Professor Lynda Johnston for Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography.

My recently completed doctoral thesis (2014) spans the emotional and affective lifeworlds of people who relocated out of Christchurch after the earthquakes and aftershocks.

'Stories of relocation to the Waikato: spaces of emotion and affect in the 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquakes, Aotearoa New Zealand'.


Cultural geography; disasters; emotion; affect and psychoanalysis


Cultural geography; disasters; emotion; affect and psychoanalysis

Research Interests

My research interests include:  intimate methodologies; climate change migration and emotional geographies; disasters at the scale of the individual; mobilities

Referred journal articles:

Hutcheson, G. (2013) Methodological reflections of transference and countertransference in geographical research: relocation experiences from post-disaster Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand,Area 45(4): 477-484.

NZGS PG Network1 (2014) Postgraduates performing powerfully in a changing academic environment, New Zealand Geographer 70: 61-68.

1. Hutcheson, G (corresponding author); Diprose, G., Steveson, J., Tadaki, M., Thomas, A. and Todd, C.

Recent Publications

  • Borovnik, M., & Adams-Hutcheson, G. (2017). New Zealand Geographer: Special Issue: Mobilities and Transformation. New Zealand Geographer, 73(2), 67-151.

  • Adams-Hutcheson, G. (2017). Mobilising research ethics: Two examples from Aotearoa New Zealand. New Zealand Geographer, 73(2), 87-96. doi:10.1111/nzg.12154 Open Access version: hdl:10289/11195

  • Borovnik, M., & Adams-Hutcheson, G. (2017). Introduction: Mobilities and transformation. New Zealand Geographer, 73(2), 81-86. doi:10.1111/nzg.12168

  • Adams-Hutcheson, G. (2017). Research tropospheres: assemblages of cows, sharemilkers and researcher in Aotearoa New Zealand. In American Association of Geographers' Annual Meeting (AAG). Conference held at Boston, MA, United States. Open Access version: hdl:10289/11306

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Papers Taught

Associations and Memberships

Executive Member of the New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women (NZFGW)

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