Exciting research is being carried out in the various programmes of the School of Social and Political Sciences. See their individual researchpages for more information.
UC SPARK Profile
Research is conducted throughout the School of Social and Political Sciences, see the UC SPARK Profile subject websites for more information on current research projects:
- Anthropology - UC SPARK Profile
- Media and Communication - UC SPARK Profile
- Journalism - UC SPARK Profile
- Political Science - UC SPARK Profile
- Sociology - UC SPARK Profile
- Human Services and Social Work - UC SPARK Profile
Other research in the school
A multi-disciplinary centre set up to facilitate a more collaborative approach to social science research within the University of Canterbury and the broader Canterbury region.
A research centre directed specifically towards promoting knowledge and understanding of South Asian history, society and culture and engaging with the contemporary developments and challenges facing South Asia, particularly in the fields of economics, politics and education.
Seminar series hosted by School of Social and Political Sciences.
Professor David Thorns is a principal researcher of BRCSS. The main focus of BRCSS will be contributing to the development of new and emerging researchers, and building new teams using the BRCSS network as well as linking with other networks (eg SPeAR).
The importance of home ownership to New Zealanders raises questions about the strong relationship that exists between house, home and New Zealanders' individual and collective identity. The purpose of the research is to analyse this issue as it manifests itself in one of New Zealand's major cities.
A five year research project funded by the New Zealand Foundation for Research, Science and Technology (FRST), and based at the University of Canterbury.