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Dr Matthew Harris PhD, MA, BA

Senior Tutor

School of English and Media Studies


Contact details

  • Ph: (09) 414 0800 ext.41663
    Location: AT 2.63, Atrium
    Campus: Albany


  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2012)
  • Master of Arts - The University of Auckland (2005)
  • Bachelor of Arts - The University of Auckland (2003)

Prizes and Awards

  • 2016 Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival - Brazil - Audience Favourite. For 'Madam Black'. - Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival (2016)
  • 2015 Gijon International Film Festival - Spain - Youth Jury Award for Best Short Film. For 'Madam Black'. - Gijon International Film Festival (2015)
  • New Zealand Film Awards (Moas) - Best Short Film 2017 - Rialto Channel New Zealand Film Awards (2017)
  • Prix du Public - Clermont Ferrand International Film Festival, France, 2016 [This is the 2016 audience award from the world's biggest international short film festival]. - Clermont Ferrand International Film Festival (2016)
  • 2016 Festival Internacional de Cine de Almería - Spain - Best Screenplay. For 'Madam Black'. - Festival Internacional de Cine de Almería (2016)
  • 2016 Cleveland International Film Festival - USA - Audience Choice Award for Best Live Action Short Film/Comedy. For 'Madam Black'. - Cleveland International Film Festival (2016)
  • Audience Award for Short Film - 2015 Leeds International Film Festival - UK - For 'Madam Black'. - Leeds International Film Festival (2015)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

20th Century New Zealand Fiction 




21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Communication and Media Studies (200100): Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified (200199): Cultural Studies (200200):
Curriculum and Pedagogy (130200): Education (130000): English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL) (130204):
Film, Television and Digital Media (190200):
Languages, Communication And Culture (200000): Literary Studies (200500): New Zealand Literature (excl. Maori Literature) (200505):
Specialist Studies in Education (130300):
Studies In Creative Arts And Writing (190000)

Research Outputs


Harris, MJ. (2016). A syllogistic thesis schema. English in Aotearoa. 89, 44-49
[Journal article]Authored by: Harris, M.


Stead, CK. (2016). What is going on here?. In Shelf Life Reviews, Replies and Reminiscences.
[Chapter]Contributed to by: Harris, M.

Creative Work

Harris, MJ.(2016). Madam Black. [Film]. New York, United States of America: New Zealand Film Commission
[Film or Video]Authored by: Harris, M.
Harris, MJ.(2015). Snooze Time. New York: The Wassiac Project
[Film or Video]Authored by: Harris, M.

Supervision and Teaching


230.100 Introduction to Academic Writing

139.123 Creative Writing

119.155 Communication for Sciences

Media and Links

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