PhD Project

(Inter)national interfaith: Global peacebuilding networks in local communities

UQ Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship

Advisors: Assoc. Prof. Gerhard Hoffstaedter and Dr Ryan Williams

University of Auckland

2016-2017         Master of Arts in Anthropology, with First Class Honours, University of Auckland Research Master’s Scholarship

2014                   Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Anthropology, with First Class Honours

2011-2013         Bachelor of Arts, Major in Anthropology and Minor in Film, Television, and Media Studies

Research interests

Religion and Society: interfaith, religious diversity, hope, peacebuilding, peace and conflict

Social Politics: social movements, ethics and morality, religion and the state

Global Politics: transnational/international relations, organisational politics, anthropology of politics

Identity Politics: multiculturalism, social diversity and cohesion, decolonisation and colonialism, race, ethnicity



Tutoring and Marking

University of Queensland


ANTH1030: Anthropology of Current World Issues (Internal & External; External)

RELN1000: World Religions and Spiritualities (External)

ANTH1008: Being Human, Cultural Diversity and Experience


University of Auckland


ANTHRO104/G: Peoples and Cultures of the Pacific

ANTHRO250/319: Worldview and Religion                               

ANTHRO203: Thinking like a Social Anthropologist

ANTHRO100: Human Cultures, Introduction to Social Anthropology


Research Assistant

2016                     Dr Christine Dureau, University of Auckland: Microfilm archival research

2015                     Dr Mark Busse, University of Auckland: Literature/theory research

2015                     Professor Julie Park, University of Auckland: Archival research

2014-15               Professor Cris Shore, University of Auckland: Transcribing interviews, book editing

2014                     Professor Julie Park, University of Auckland: Summer Research Scholarship (Award)             


2021-22              Moderation of World101x open anthropology course on UQx/edX platform

2021                    Secretary of Australian Network of Student Anthropologists (ANSA)

2018                    Copyediting book for publication: Park, J., Scott, K.M., York, D., Carnahan, M., de la Porte, J.W.A. and

                             Berry, E., 2019. Haemophilia in Aotearoa New Zealand: More Than a Bleeding Nuisance. Routledge.

2015-21              Copyediting for SITES: A Journal of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies

2017                    Anthropology Consultant, Waikato Institute of Technology, project on the role of technology in the

                             classroom, running Design Thinking workshops


Shore, C. and Haggar, S. (eds), 2015. Mundane events, big issues: Exploring everyday life in Auckland. Research in Anthropology and Linguistics.


2018     Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa/New Zealand, Wellington

Paper: The Capacity to Hope: Interfaith Efforts for Creating Peace and a “Good” World

2017     New Zealand Tertiary Chaplaincy Conference, the University of Waikato

Presentation: Interfaith work and practical applications for the future.

Topics: interfaith, diversity, and religious identity; challenges for young adults/students, community in a global movement; justice issues; and partnership with tangata whenua, Māori.

2016     THEOREL 201: Religions in New Zealand, the University of Auckland

Guest presentation: Interfaith in Auckland: Pluralism and Tolerance.

Topic: Overview of MA research, reflections on interfaith in a New Zealand context.

2016     ANTHRO 250/319: Worldview and Religion, the University of Auckland

Guest discussion: Postgraduate experiences in the Anthropology of Religion

2015     Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa/New Zealand, Palmerston North

Plenary panel presentation: Experiences of graduate students within ASAA/NZ in the past, present, and looking towards the future