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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.


Contact details

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


  • PhD - University of Auckland (2002)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Anthropology of Aotearoa New Zealand

Social Science of Food in New Zealand

Maori foodways



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


Tucker, C., Morris, C., & Roche, M. (2013). Special Issue Antipodean Agrifood Futures.. New Zealand Sociology. 28(4), 3-7 Retrieved from
[Journal article]Authored by: Morris, C., Roche, M.


morris, C., & Prichard, GC.“Good” farming and the emergence of a New Zealand sheep dairy industry. . Aberdeen
[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: FitzHerbert, S., Morris, C.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 3 2
CoSupervisor 2 1

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Jessica Halley - PhD
    "Silicon Welly" Tracing the social networks and economic forces spurring innovation across Wellington's technology sector
  • Virginia Webb - PhD
    How do local authorities respond to community driven food projects?
  • Jess Bignell - PhD
    A political ethnography of the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand

CoSupervisor of:

  • Michael Mouat - PhD
    Dynamic Spaces of Dairy Innovation: The Role of Financialisation in Creating Future Food Markets
  • Gabriel Christoph Maria Laeis - PhD
    The Role of Cuisine in Tourism-led Corporate Community Development

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

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

CoSupervisor of:

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

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