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

  • Adams-Hutcheson, G., & Simmonds, N. (2017). Strategies for teaching gender in geography. In Women Gender Geography Research Network (WGGRN) Symposium. Conference held at University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. Open Access version: hdl:10289/10940

  • Adams-Hutcheson, G. (2016). Buildings as dangerous spaces: mobilities of emotion and affect in disaster relocation. In 7th New Zealand/Aotearoa Mobilities Symposium – Transport and People-Centred Mobilities. Conference held at Massey University, Albany Campus, Auckland, New Zealand. Open Access version: hdl:10289/10582

  • Adams-Hutcheson, G. (2016). Gendered disasters, gendered knowledge: A critical review of disaster studies' literature. In New Zealand Geographical Society Conference (NZGS): Geographical Interactions. Conference held at Dunedin, New Zealand.

  • Adams-Hutcheson, G. (2016). Spatialising skin: Pushing the boundaries of trauma geographies. Emotion, Space and Society, -online, 1-8. doi:10.1016/j.emospa.2016.03.002

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Papers Taught

Associations and Memberships

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

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