Dr Jessica Terruhn

Jessica Terruhn

Research Fellow

Qualifications: MA (Free University Berlin, Germany), PhD (University of Auckland)

Research Supervised

Byron Williams (PhD in Sociology, University of Waikato) - African community experiences of racism in the rental housing market

Research Interests

Jessica Terruhn is a Research Fellow at the National Institute for Demographic and Economic Analysis (NIDEA). After completing her PhD in Sociology at the University of Auckland, she worked as a Senior Research Officer on the CaDDANZ research programme at Massey University. Her research expertise lies at the intersections of urban studies and racism, migration and settler colonialism. Her most recent research has focused on the formal and informal management of difference and the spatial reproduction of inequalities. She is also co-convener of the Aotearoa Migration Research Network (AMRN).

Recent Publications

  • Stone, G., Collins, F., Praat, A., Terruhn, J., & Peace, R. (2021). Population diversity in Aotearoa New Zealand: Insights from the CaDDANZ research programme. Hamilton, New Zealand: CaDDANZ. Retrieved from

  • Kent, V., McTaggart, S., Terruhn, J., & Spoonley, P. (2021). New Zealand Workplace Diversity Survey, 2021 Annual Report. Auckland: DiversityWorks NZ. Retrieved from

  • Terruhn, J., & Ye, J. (2021). Encountering neighbors: coexisting with difference in Auckland’s Avondale. Urban Geography. doi:10.1080/02723638.2021.1883922

  • Irvine, J., Ran, G. J., Terruhn, J., & Cain, T. (2020). Ageing and wellbeing in Northcote (Brief No. 10). Hamilton: CaDDANZ.

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Racism; Whiteness, Settler Colonial Studies; Migration; Diversity; Urban Inequalities