Dr Tom Ryan
Convenor of Anthropology, Senior Lecturer, University Council Member
Qualifications: MA(Hons) PhD Auckland DEA EHESS Paris
- Helped establish three successful Academic Programmes: Anthropology, Labour Studies, Pacific Studies.
- Served in a range of School-level leadership roles: Centre Director, Programme Convenor, Department Head.
- Member of key University committees: Academic Board, Academic Promotions, Finance, University Council.
Historical anthropology; cultural studies; mining and indigenous peoples; mythologies; work; Niue; Pacific Islands; Australia.
Current Research Projects
- Imaginaries of New Zealand Nationhood. The working title for a book applying anthropological analysis to large-scale multi-cultural society; to be submitted to an academic publisher in late 2016.
- 'Manners and Customs of the First "Australians": The Fantastic Anthropology of Gabriel de Foigny, 1676'. Invited seminar to be given at Université d'Aix-Marseilles, Jan 2016, then submitted to an academic journal.
- 2016. 'Hiapo Faka-Niue: A Genealogy of Barkcloth on Niue', in Tapa: Southeast Asia to Eastern Polynesia, Michel Charleux (ed). Aux Vent des Îsles, Papaeete/Paris. [In press]
- 2015.'Review of M. Pointer, Niue 1774-1974: 200 Years of Contact and Change'. J. Pacific History. [In press].
- 2015. 'A Long Comment on John Robinson's 'Control by Paradigm''. Academic Freedom Aotearoa, http://academicfreedom.nz/. 26 February.
- 2015. 'Academic Freedom and the Proposed Changes to University Council Membership', with Craig Marshall. Academic Freedom Aotearoa, http://academicfreedom.nz/. 16 February.
- 2014. 'Island That Stands Alone: Social Transformation on Niue'. Invited presentation to First Conference of Pacific Islands Research Network (PIURN), Université de Nouvelle-Caledonie, Nouméa, 6 November.
Ryan, T. (2016). Island that stands alone: Sociocultural transformation on Niue. In B. Rigo (Ed.), Proceedings of the First Pacific Islands Universities Research Network Conference (PIURN): Appartenance vs Propriété/ Belonging vs Property (pp. 207-210). Conference held at University of New Caledonia, Noumea: Université de la Nouvelle-Calédonie.
Cunningham, S. J., Hinze, A. M., Bainbridge, D., Taube-Schock, C., & Ryan, T. (2014). Building heritage document collections for Pacific Island nations using semantic-enriched search. In Proceedings of the Samoa Conference III. Sāmoa: National University of Sāmoa. Retrieved from http://samoanstudies.ws/publications/proceedings-of-the-samoa-conference-iii/
Omura, S., Te Awekotuku, N., Ryan, T. F., & Nikora, L. W. (2013). The Treaty of Waitangi and Asian immigrants in New Zealand: Theoretical implication of indigenous culture and history on ethnic migrants acculturation. In Critical Ethnic Studies Conference: Decolonizing Future Intellectual Legacies and Activist Practices. Conference held at The University of Illinois, Chicago, USA.
Ryan, T. (2012). Nuiean Cricket: Kilikiki faka-Nuie. In Association for Social Anthropology of Oceania (ASAO) Annual Meeting. Conference held at Portland, Oregon.
View all research publications by Tom Ryan
Anne Eddy, Te Hemara Tauhia and Martin Krippner: Cross-Cultural Biographies. [chief].
Mandy Shaver, Art and the Aesthetic at a Tattoo Studio in Hamilton, New Zealand. [chief].
Isa Ritchie, Free Lunch: Food Sovereignty in Whaingaroa/Raglan.
Estelle Townsend, Brand Qatar: Competing Interests in Qatari Foreign Policy.
Elizabeth Pascal, Pots and People in Espiritu Santo: Traditional Pottery-Making in Vanuatu. [chief].
Saburo Omura, The Treaty of Waitangi and Asian Immigrants in Aotearoa. 2014.
Vince Malcolm-Buchanan, A Genealogical Ethnography of Tangihanga: Our Taonga, Our Stories. 2014.
Caroline Thomas, The Sorcerer's Apprentice: A Life of Reo Franklin Fortune, Anthropologist. 2010. [chief].
Des Tatana Kahotea, Rebel Discourses: Colonial Violence, Pai Marire Resistance, and Land. 2005. [chief].
Susan Sayer, The Postcolonial Lesbian Text: Readings of Four Novels by Renee. 1998. [chief].
Associations and Memberships
- Tertiary Education Union (NZ): Inaugural President (Wellington-based), 2009-10 Life Member, 2014.
- Fulbright NZ: Visiting Fellow, Georgetown University, 2007; Member of National Selection Panels, 2008-10.
- Association of University Staff (NZ): Board Member, 2003-04, Academic Vice-President, 2005-06.
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