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Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley

Convenor, Social Sciences panel

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Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley is a co-director of He Whenua Taurikura. He was formerly the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Massey University. He is also a Principal Investigator on the MBIE-funded programme, Capturing the Diversity Dividend of Aotearoa New Zealand (2014-2020). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and of the Auckland War Memorial Museum, and a Research Fellow of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. He was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of California Berkeley. He was a Board member of the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology and is the current Chair of the TEC PBRF Panel for Social Sciences and Other Cultural/Social Studies.

Paul is the editor or author of 27 books, which include a biography of Ranginui Walker (Mata Toa. The Life and Times of Ranginui Walker, 2009), a number of books on ethnic identity and immigration (Welcome to Our World? Immigration and the Reshaping of New Zealand, 2012) and demographic and economic change (Rebooting the Regions, 2016) as well as numerous articles and book chapters.

For more information see Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley's He Whenua Taurikura webpage.