Our research in the School of Arts is interdisciplinary and international. These themes represent just some of the areas investigated by our passionate research active staff and postgraduate students:

  • Transmedia storytelling
  • Language of social media
  • Game Studies
  • Online grief and memorialisation
  • Matariki as a contemporary festival
  • Medical humanities
  • Inclusive theatre practice
  • Taonga pūoro
  • The impacts of the pandemic
  • Punkademia
  • Opera Studies
  • Visual Cultures of East Asia
  • Arts Activism in a Changing Environment
  • Embodiment and Creative Practice
  • French colonial history and literary innovation

Research Passions

Below are some examples of staff and postgraduate student (PhD) projects that give a flavor of the breadth of research completed in our School.

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