Sunday, 9 October 2011

PhD student seeks feminists for interviews, research & possibly coffee

Heaps of people have sent this to me, thanks so much, I hope that we can help:

I am a PhD student at the Department of Sociology, University of Auckland. My research project is titled “Where have all the feminists gone? Searching for New Zealand’s women’s movement in the early 21st century” and it aims to investigate the current state, diversity and struggles of feminist activism and women’s agency work in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

I am currently looking for interview participants. Women (i.e. everyone who self-identifies as woman/female) of all ages and ethnicities in Aotearoa/New Zealand, who meet at least one of the following criteria, are welcome to participate:
a) You call yourself a ‘feminist’.
b) You engage in political activities focused on or related to women’s issues of any kind (or you have done so within the last 10 years).
c) You work for an organisation/group/institution that is involved in work concerned with women’s interests (e.g. an NGO, non-profit agency, activist group, governmental institution).

Such participation will involve two parts:
- filling in a sheet with personal demographic information (e.g. age, educational background)
- one interview (approximately 1-2 hours long) about your personal experiences of engaging with feminism and work around women’s political interests.

...If you are interested or have any questions, please email me at and I will get in touch with you.

Feel free to forward this to anyone who might have an interest in participating.

Thank you kindly for your support!

Julia Schuster

Julia Schuster
PhD student
Department of Sociology
University of Auckland

(I cut out reference to an attachment which obviously isn't attached to this blog post)


Anonymous said...

Interesting topic for PhD thesis.
job in new zealand

Aya said...

I take it this is just Auckland?