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Dr Carolyn Morris Anthropology

Senior Lecturer in Sociocultural Anthropology

School of People, Environment and Planning

My research and teaching interests are in cultures of agriculture and the politics of food. I work in Aotearoa New Zealand, and have interests in ethnicity, gender, rurality and race relations. My current research interests are focused on the making of markets, in particular for Maori potatoes, heritage potatoes in Ireland and sheep milk. I am also interested in the processes of food innovation.

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: ext 83632
    Location: 3.27, SST
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • PhD - University of Auckland (2002)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Anthropology of Aotearoa New Zealand

Social Science of Food in New Zealand

Maori foodways

Rurality

Thematics

Future Food Systems

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Anthropology (160100): Studies In Human Society (160000)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Morris, C. (2014). Art, action and tenure review: Landscape and politics in the high country of Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of Rural Studies. 34, 184-192
[Journal article]Authored by: Morris, C.
Morris, CM. (2013). Yellow Power: the role of pineapple in New Zealand cuisine. The Aristologist: an antipodean journal of food history. 3, 51-72
[Journal article]Authored by: Morris, C.
Morris, CM. (2013). Kai or Kiwi? Maori and 'Kiwi' cookbooks and the struggle for the field of New Zealand cuisine. Journal of Sociology. 49(2-3), 210-223
[Journal article]Authored by: Morris, C.
Tucker, C., Morris, C., & Roche, M. (2013). Special Issue Antipodean Agrifood Futures.. New Zealand Sociology. 28(4), 3-7 Retrieved from http://www.ipp.org.nz/NZSindex.html
[Journal article]Authored by: Morris, C., Roche, M.
Goven, J., & Morris, CM. (2012). Regulating Biopharming: The Prism of Farmer Knowledge. Science as Culture. 21(4), 497-527
[Journal article]Authored by: Morris, C.
Morris, C. (2010). The politics of palatability: On the absence of Māori restaurants. Food, Culture and Society. 13(1), 5-28
[Journal article]Authored by: Morris, C.
Morris, CM., Haggerty, J., & Campbell, H. (2009). Keeping the Stress Off the Sheep? Agricultural intensification, neoliberalism, and 'good' farming in New Zealand. Geoforum. 40, 767-777
[Journal article]Authored by: Morris, C.
Morris, CM., Vokes, R., & Fitzgerald, R. (2007). Editorial. Sites: A Journal of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies. 4(2), 1-7
[Journal article]Authored by: Morris, C.
Morris, CM., Vokes, R., & Chang, S. (2007). Social Exclusion and Church in the Experiences of Korean Migrant Families in Christchurch. Sites: : A Journal of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies. 4(2), 11-31
[Journal article]Authored by: Morris, C.

Book

Morris, C., & Fitzherbert, S. (2016). Rethinking 'alternative': Māori and food sovereignty in Aotearoa New Zealand. In Postcolonialism, Indigeneity and Struggles for Food Sovereignty: Alternative food networks in subaltern spaces. (pp. 15 - 33).
[Chapter]Authored by: Morris, C.
Morris, CM. (2009). Land Tenure and Identity in the New Zealand High Country. In F. Merlan, & D. Raftery (Eds.) Tracking Rural Change: Community,Policy and Technology in Australia, New Zealand and Europe. (pp. 93 - 110). Canberra, Australia: ANU E Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Morris, C.

Report

Morris, CM., Goven, J., Heineman, J., & Hunt, L.(2009). Assessing Plant Biopharming in New Zealand: Knowledge from the Arable Sector. (Report No. 18). University of Canterbury
[Technical Report]Authored by: Morris, C.
Morris, CM., Chang, S., & Vokes, R.(2006). Korean Migrant Families in Christchurch: Expectations and Experiences. (Report No. 11/06). Wellington, NZ: Families Commission
[Technical Report]Authored by: Morris, C.

Conference

Morris, CM., & Tucker, C.Making a living when ends don’t meet: the collateral damage of consumer society. . Bandung, Indonesia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Morris, C., Tucker, C.
Morris, CM.The EU and the Potato: on the (non) assembling of a market. . Adelaide, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Morris, C.
Morris, CM.On the (non) Assembling of an Irish Heritage Potato Market. . Bandung, Indonesia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Morris, C.
Morris, CM.The National Catalogue of Agricultural Plant Varieties and the Making of the Irish Heritage Potato Market. . Palmerston North, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Morris, C.
Henry, MG., & Morris, C. (2016, February). Transformative Promises? Narratives of innovation in agrifood new product development. Presented at New Zealand Geographical Society Conference. Dunedin, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Henry, M., Morris, C.
Henry, MG., prince, R., Morris, C., fitzherbert, S., lewis, N., gallagher, A., . . . legun, K. (2016, November). The Making Markets Project: Re-Peopling, Re-Placing, Re-Materialising. Presented at International Geographical Union New Resource Geographies. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gallagher, A., Henry, M., Morris, C., Prince, R.
Tucker, CA., Morris, C., & Barendze, R. (2016). Just Zilch: A food rescue and redistribution free-store. , Australasian Agri-food Research Network https://www.adelaide.edu.au/global-food/agrifood/program/AGRIFOOD-XXIII-program.pdf
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Morris, C., Tucker, C.
Morris, CM., & FitzHerbert, S, .The Politics of Potatoes: Maori and the Making of a Market. . Prato, Italy
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Morris, C.
Henry, MG., morris, C., & lewis, N. (2015, September). Contestability in Research Funding: markets, objects, subjects. Presented at Institute of British Geographers / Royal Geographical Society Conference. Exeter, United Kindom.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Henry, M., Morris, C.
Henry, MG., & Morris, C. (2015, December). Industrial Innovation: Research, Commercialisation and the Making of New Foods. Presented at Agri-Food XXII. Queenstown, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Henry, M., Morris, C.
Morris, C., & Prichard, GC.Good farming and the emergence of a New Zealand sheep dairy industry. . Aberdeen, Scotland
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Morris, C., Prichard, G.
Morris, CM., & FitzHerbert, S. (2014). Tracing Māori Potato Economies. , Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa New Zealand
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Morris, C.
Morris, CM. (2013). Culinascapes and Culturescapes: making a market for Māori cookbooks.. , Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa New Zealand
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Morris, C.
Morris, CM. (2013). Making a Market for Māori Food. , Agri-Food Research Network
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Morris, C.
Morris, C. (2013). Kai or Kiwi? Māori and 'Kiwi' cookbooks, and the struggle for the field of New Zealand cuisine. In Journal of Sociology Vol. 49 (pp. 210 - 223).
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Morris, C.
Morris, CM. (2011, June). Kai or Kiwi? Maori and "Kiwi" Cookbooks and the Struggle for the Field of New Zealand Cuisine. Presented at Antipodean Fields: Bourdieu and Southern Cultures. University of Western Sydney, Sydney.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Morris, C.
Morris, CM., & Bailey, R. (2010, November). Producing a Landscape of Consumption: migrant labour and the wine industry in Central Otago. Presented at Agri-Food XVII. Monash University, Gippsland Campus, Aus.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Morris, C.
Morris, CM., & Bailey, R.(2010, November 29). Producing a landscape of consumption: migrant labour and the wine industry in Central Otago. , Agri-Food XVII
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Morris, C.
Morris, CM. (2009, November). Teaching Food and Eating. Presented at Agri-Food XVI. University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Morris, C.
Morris, CM. (2009, November). Promises Not Met: Re-imagining the future of plant science in New Zealand. Presented at Agri-Food XVI. University of Auckland, Auckland NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Morris, C.
Morris, CM. (2008, July). Governing Biopharming: Incorporating “Local Knowledge” into Assessment Processes. Presented at XII World Congress of Rural Sociology. Goyang, Korea.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Morris, C.
Morris, CM., Lishomwa, L., & Loveridge, A. (2008, July). The Attraction of Ostriches. Presented at Reflecting On Our Relationships: Humans, Livestock and Agriculture: A Multidisciplinary Workshop. University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Morris, C.
Morris, CM., Goven, J., Mackenzie, A., & Campbell, H. (2008, November). Producer Habitus and Biopharm Imaginaries.. Presented at Agri-Food XV. University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Morris, C.
Morris, CM., Goven, J., Mackenzie, A., & Campbell, H.(2008, November 26). Producer Habitus and Biopharm Imaginaries.. , Agri-Food XV
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Morris, C.
Morris, CM. (2007, July). A Dog of One’s Own: canines, ovines and the gendering of high country farming. Presented at Animals and Society II: Considering Animals. Hobart, Tasmania, Aus..
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Morris, C.
Morris, CM. (2007, July). “Valley Farmers”: land tenure and subjectivity in the New Zealand high country. Presented at Rural Futures in Developed Countries: Australia, America, Europe. ANU, Canberra, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Morris, C.
Morris, CM. (2007, November). Policing the Boundary of Nature/Regulating Biopharm Crops. Presented at Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa/New Zealand. University of Waikato, Hamilton, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Morris, C.
Morris, CM. (2007, November). Biopharm Futures: the view from seed farming. Presented at Agri-Food XIV. The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Morris, C.
Morris, CM.(2007, November 25). Biopharm Futures: the view from seed farming. , Agri-Food XIV
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Morris, C.
Morris, CM. (2006, June). On the Absence of Māori Restaurants: the politics of food and indigeneity in Aotearoa/New Zealand.. Presented at Place, Taste and Sustenance: The Social Spaces of Food and Agriculture. Joint Annual Meetings of the Associaton for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS) and the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (AFHVS). Boston University, Boston, USA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Morris, C.
Morris, CM. (2006, November). “A Lesson from God:” Accounting for Korean Accounts of “Racism”.. Presented at 31st Annual Conference of ASAANZ, "Bracketing (Belief)". University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Morris, C.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 3 2
Co-supervisor 4 1

Courses Coordinated

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Jessica Halley - Doctor of Philosophy
    "Silicon Welly" Tracing the social networks and economic forces spurring innovation across Wellington's technology sector
  • Virginia Webb - Doctor of Philosophy
    How do local authorities respond to community driven food projects?
  • Jess Bignell - Doctor of Philosophy
    Political Messaging, Parliament, and People Or, Why Politicians Say What They Do: The Parliamentary Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand in 2013

Co-supervisor of:

  • Romana Mbinya - Doctor of Philosophy
    The nexus of vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in Sub-saharan Africa; A pathway towards a shared understanding and response.
  • Michael Mouat - Doctor of Philosophy
    Dynamic Spaces of Dairy Innovation: The Role of Financialisation in Creating Future Food Markets
  • Gabriel Christoph Maria Laeis - Doctor of Philosophy
    The Role of Cuisine in Tourism-led Corporate Community Development
  • Hina Tabassum Cheema - Doctor of Philosophy
    Deliberate Religiosities and Disjunct Modernities: Muslim Women at Work in 21 Century New Zealand

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2016 - Nina Harding - Doctor of Philosophy
    "You Bring It, We'll Bring It Out": Becoming a Soldier in the New Zealand Army
  • 2015 - Elaine Donovan - Doctor of Philosophy
    Anomalous Children: Orphans and Interlineage Marrriages in Malawi

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2015 - Eva Neely - Doctor of Philosophy
    Moving beyond Nutrients- Nurturing Young People's Social Health and School Connectedness through Food

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