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Dr Mary Murray

Senior Lecturer

School of People, Environment and Planning

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 2

Research Outputs

Journal

Tassell-Matamua, NA., & Murray, M. (2014). Near-death experiences: Quantitative findings from an Aotearoa New Zealand sample. Journal of Near-Death Studies. 33(1), 3-29 Retrieved from http://iands.org/
[Journal article]Authored by: Murray, M., Tassell-Matamua, N.
Murray, ME. (2013). Psycho-Spiritual transformation through grief and bereavement. Norwegian Journal of Parapsychology.
[Journal article]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2013). The representation of Animal Death in the Media:Denial and Taboo. Book of abstracts.
[Journal article]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, M., & Speyer, J. (2011). Psycho-spiritual transformation through bereavement and grief. Spirituality and Psychiatry Special Interest Group Newsletter. (31), 1-7 Retrieved from http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/workinpsychiatry/specialinterestgroups/spirituality/publicationsarchive/newsletter31.aspx
[Journal article]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, M. (2011). Xenotransplantation, xenozoonosis and contemporary imaginings of monstrosity. SITES: a Journal of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies. 8(1), 108-128 Retrieved from https://sites.otago.ac.nz/Sites/article/view/179
[Journal article]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, M. (2006). Lazarus [1], liminality, and animality: Xenotransplantation, zoonosis, and the space and place of humans and animals in late modern society. Mortality. 11(1), 45-56
[Journal article]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, M. (2004). Beasts, boundaries, zoonosis and monstrosity. International Journal of the Humanities. 2(3), 2577-2581 Retrieved from http://ijh.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.26/prod.471
[Journal article]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2003). Hercules and the hound of hell: Myth and modernity. Social Alternatives. 22(2: War, Gender, Sexuality), 22-27 Retrieved from http://socialalternatives.com/issues/war-gender-sexuality
[Journal article]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2001). Birte Siim, gender and citizenship: Politics and agency in France, Britain and Denmark. Political Science. 53(2), 76-77
[Journal article]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, M. (2001). Gender and citizenship: Politics and agency in France, Britain and Denmark. POLITICAL SCIENCE. 53(2), 76-77
[Journal article]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, M., & Chamberlain, K. (1998). Qualitative research in health psychology. Developments and directions. Journal of Health Psychology. 3(3), 291-295
[Journal article]Authored by: Chamberlain, K., Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (1991). Herstorical Agenders.
[Journal article]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, M. (1991). Herstorical agenders. Journal of Historical Sociology. 4(3), 346-357 Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-6443.1991.tb00123.x/abstract
[Journal article]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, M. (1989). Property and 'patriarchy' in English history. Journal of Historical Sociology. 2(4), 303-327 Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-6443.1989.tb00017.x/abstract
[Journal article]Authored by: Murray, M.

Book

Murray, ME., & Tassell-Matamua,, .(2015). Near Death Experiences: Quantitive Findings from an Aotearoa New Zealand Sample. USA: Journal of Near Death Experiences
[Authored Book]Authored by: Murray, M.
Tassell, NA., & Murray, M. (2011). Haunted Aotearoa: Ghostly happenings close to home: NEAR-DEATH IN NEW ZEALAND. In J. Davy, & J. Gilberd (Eds.) Spooked: Exploring the paranormal in New Zealand. (pp. 57 - 61). New Zealand: Random House
[Chapter]Authored by: Murray, M., Tassell-Matamua, N.
Murray, M., & Tassell, N. (2011). Near-death In New Zealand: Interview about NZ near death experience research. In J. Davy, & J. Gilberd (Eds.) Spooked: Exploring the paranormal in New Zealand. (pp. 57 - 61). New Zealand: Random House New Zealand
[Chapter]Authored by: Murray, M., Tassell-Matamua, N.
Murray, M. (2011). The underdog in history: Serfdom, slavery and species in the creation and development of capitalism. In N. Taylor, & T. Signal (Eds.) Theorizing animals: Re-thinking humanimal relations. (pp. 87 - 106). The Netherlands and United States: Koninklijke Brill
[Chapter]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, M. (2010). Living forever: Exploring mortality and immortality with scenario-based learning. In EP. Errington (Ed.) Preparing graduates for the professions using scenario-based learning. Australia: Post Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2010). The human zoo: Exploring enclosure, species and space with scenario based learning. In EP. Errington (Ed.) Preparing graduates for the professions using scenarion-based learning. (pp. 223 - 234). Australia: Post Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, M. (2010). Laying lazarus to rest: The place and the space of the dead in explanations of near death experiences. In Deathscapes: Spaces for Death, Dying, Mourning and Remembrance. (pp. 37 - 52).
[Chapter]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, M. (2007). Xenotransplantation and the post-human future. In M. Sque, & S. Payne (Eds.) Organ and tissue donation: An evidence base for practice. (pp. 152 - 168). United Kingdom and United States: Open University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, M. (2004). Primogeniture, patrilineage, and the displacement of women. In Women, Property, and the Letters of the Law in Early Modern England. (pp. 121 - 136).
[Chapter]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, M. (2003). Patriarchy. In D. Loades (Ed.) Readers guide to British history. United Kingdom and United States: Fitzroy Dearborn
[Chapter]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, M. (2003). Second wave feminism. United Kingdom and United States: Fitzroy Dearborn
[Chapter]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2003). Feminism, second wave. LE. D (Ed.) (Vol. 1) ,London, New York: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers
[Scholarly edition]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, M. (2003). Living forever?: Exploring mortality and immortality with scenario-based learning. In EP. Errington (Ed.) Developing scenario-based learning: Practical insights for tertiary educators. (pp. 154 - 162). New Zealand: Dunmore Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, M.(1995). The law of the father? Patriarchy in the transition from feudalism to capitalism. United Kingdom and United States: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
[Authored Book]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME.Xenotransplantation and the post-human future. In Organ and Tussie Donation: An Evidence Base For Practise. UK: Open University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Murray, M.

Conference

Tassell, N., & Murray, M. (2012). Near death experiences: A New Zealand-based study. In Death Down Under 2012 Conference Programme, Death Down Under 2012 Conference New Zealand: University of Otago
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Murray, M., Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell, NA., & Murray, M. (2012, June). Near Death Experiences: A New Zealand-based study. Presented at Death Down Under 2012 Conference. Otago Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, M., Tassell-Matamua, N.
Murray, M.Laying lazarus to rest: The place and the space of the dead in explanations of near death experiences.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2011, September). Integrating 'Extraordinary' Bereavement Experiences into everyday life. Presented at Exploring the Extraordinary 3rd Conference. University of York, York, UK.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME., & Tassell, N. (2011, April). Near death experiences: A New Zealand-based study. Presented at Magnetic Healers Unlimited. Tuahara, Taupo, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2010, September). Extraordinary Experiences before, during and after bereavement assisting psycho-spiritual transformation. Presented at Exploring The Extraordinary 2nd Conference. University of York, York, UK.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, M.
Tassell, N., & Murray, M. (2010, November). Near-death experiences: A New Zealand-based study. Presented at Death Studies in Aotearoa/New Zealand - A Symposium. Hamilton, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, M., Tassell-Matamua, N.
Speyer, J., & Murray, M. (2009). Grace in grieving: psychospiritual transformation through bereavement.. In Mortality Vol. 14 (pp. S76 - S76). , Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal 9th International Conference: Emotion and Identity in Death Dying and Disposal: Rouledge Taylor & Francis Group
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2009). Species, Slavery and Social Science. In Abstracts in Conference Handbook(pp. 49 - 49). , Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand [SAANZ 2009]: Crunch Times: Can science make a difference? New Zealand: Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, M. (2009). Jung, durkheim and death in the news media: The collective unconscious, archetypes and collective representations. In Mortality Vol. 14 (pp. S58 - S58). , Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal 9th International Conference: Emotion and Identity in Death Dying and Disposal: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME.(2009, September). Grace in Grieving. In Mortality Supplement of Conference Abstracts, DDD9: Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2009). Feathers, Fear, Pigs and Pandemics. In In book of abstracts on conference website(pp. 182 - 182). , Minding Animals Newcastle, Australia: University of Newcastle, Australia
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2009, November). Species, Slavery and Social Science. Presented at SAANZ: Crunch Times: Can Science Make a Difference?. Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME., & Speyer, J. (2009, September). Grace in grieving: psychospiritual transformation through bereavement.. Presented at The Social Context of Death Dying and Disposal 9th International Conference. University of Durham, Durham, UK.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2009, July). Feathers, Fear, Pigs and Pandemics. Presented at Minding Animals. University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2008). Living forever: What if nobody died. In Conference Handbook and Book of Abstracts(pp. 13 - 13). , 18th Hospice New Zealand Palliative Care Conference Widening the Circle: Opportunities and Responsibilities New Zealand: Hospice New Zealand
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2008, November). Living Forever. Presented at Hospice New Zealand Conference 'Widening the Circle'. Convention Center, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2008, November). Dying, Hope and Emotion Management. Presented at Hospice New Zealand Conference 'Widening the Circle. Convention Center, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2001). Laying Lazarus to rest: the place and the space of the dead in explanations of near death experiences. In Mortality Supplement: Book of Abstracts Vol. 12 (pp. s62 - s62). , DDD8: The Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal UK: Routledge
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2007, June). Feathers and Fear: Bird Flu, the Environment and the 'Other'. Presented at Sociology of the Environment Conference. Remnin University, Beijing, China.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2005, November). Laying Lazarus to rest: Near death experiences.. Presented at SAANZ Annual Conference. Hawke's Bay, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2005). Laying Lazarus to rest : Near death experiences and the place and the space of the dead. (pp. 16/28). : EIT, Hawke's Bay
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME.(2004). Lazarus, liminality and animality.
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2004). Laying Lazarus to rest. (pp. unpaged). , 3rd Global Conference Making Sense of : Dying and Death Oxfordshire, UK: Inter-Disciplinary.Net
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2004, December). Laying lazarus to rest. Presented at 3rd Global Conference - Making Sense of: Dying and Death. Vienna, Austria.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2004, December). Lazarus, liminality and animality. Presented at 3rd Global Conference Making Sense of: Dying and Death. Vienna, Austria.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, M.
Briar, C., & Murray, ME. (2003). The sociology of dreaming: Themes and issues. (pp. unpaged). , 20th Annual International Conference of the Association for the Study of Dreams Berkeley, CA: CRS
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Murray, M.
Briar, C., & Murray, ME. (2003, June). The sociological dream. Presented at Association for the Study of Dreams Conference: Dreaming by the Bay. Berkeley, CA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, M.
Briar, C., & Murray, ME. (2003, April). I dream therefore I am: Towards a sociology of dreaming. Presented at 74th Annual Pacific Sociological Association Meeting. Pasadena, CA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME., & Briar, CJ. (2003, June). A sociology of dreaming: Themes and issues. Presented at 20th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Dreams. Berkeley, CA, USA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2003, June). Myth, mortality and modernity. Presented at 2nd Tampere Conference on Narrative: Narrative, Ideology and Myth. University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2003). Myth, mortality and modernity. Second Tampere Conference on Narrative: Narrative, Ideology and Myth. (pp. unpaged). Tampere, Finland
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME., & Briar, C, . (2002, June). I Dream, Therefore I Am. Presented at Pacific Sociological Association Conference. Pasadena, U.S.A..
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, M.
Briar, C., & Murray, ME. (2002, December). Towards a sociology of dreaming. Presented at SAANZ Conference: Social Science in the 21st Century: Challenges to theory - policy - practice. Christchurch, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME.(2002). Beastly boundaries.
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2002). Burying and exhuming the dead: The exclusion and inclusion of death, dying and the dead within sociology. (pp. 192). , Socialogical Association of Aotearoa (New Zealand) Conference Palmerston North, NZ: Massey University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2002, December). Beastly boundaries. Presented at SAANZ Conference: Social Science in the 21st Century. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, M.
Briar, C., & Murray, ME.(2002). Towards a sociology of dreaming. . Christchurch, University of Canterbury
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2002). Beastly boundaries. (pp. unpaged). , Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand Conference Waikato, NZ: SAANZ
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2002). Burying and exhuming the dead: The exclusion and inclusion of death and dying and the dead within sociology. In CB. Ed (Ed.) Social Diversity and the Politics of Exclusion. (pp. 192 - 196). Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Murray, M.
Briar, CJ., & Murray, ME. (2002). I Dream Therefore I am: Towards a sociology of dreaming. , SAANZ Conference: Social Science in the 21st Century: Challenges to theory - policy - practice Christchurch, NZ: SAANZ
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME.(2001). Burying and exhuming the dead: The exclusion and inclusion of death and dying and the dead within sociology.
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2001). Liminal Lazurus. (pp. unpaged). , Grave Concerns Conference: Ethics of the Dead Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2001, October). Over her dead body: From her to eternity. Presented at Second Chance Women's Studies Conference Day. Victoria University , Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2001, November). Burying an exhuming the dead: The exclusion and inclusion of death, dying and the dead within sociology. Presented at Sociological Association of Aotearoa (New Zealand) Conference: Social Diversity and the Politics of Exclusion. Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2001). Over her dead body: From her to eternity. Words, Action, Change': Woman's Studies Conference. (pp. 185 - 187). Wellington, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2001, June). Over her dead body: From her to eternity. Presented at Women's Studies Association Conference. Rangi Ruru Girls School, Christchurch, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2001, November). Liminal lazarus. Presented at Grave Concerns: Ethics of the Dead 2nd Annual Laurier Brantford Interdisciplinary Conference. Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2000). Tamed death to death as taboo? Death, property and patriarchy in the transition from feudalism to capitalism. Women and Property in Early Modern England: An Interdisciplinary Colloquium. (pp. unpaged). Newcastle, NSW
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME., & Mason, B. (1991, June). Women, Poland, Trade Unions and Forms of Ownership. Presented at Women and Europe Conference. north East London Polytechnic.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (1986, June). Patriarchy and State Formation in English History. Presented at Bristish Sociological Association Annual Conference. University of Edinburgh.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, M.

Other

Murray, ME., & Tassell, N. (2011, May). Near Death Experiences: An Aotearoa/New Zealand Based Study. In Palmerston North Lunch Club, Palmerston North, New Zealand. Presented at Cloverlea Tavern, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, M.
Tassell, NA., & Murray, M. (2010). Researchers dying to discuss the afterlife. (pp. A3 - A3). The Dominion Post
[Other]Authored by: Murray, M., Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell, N., & Murray, M. (2010). Life after death. Interview with the magazine North and South.. (pp. 54 - 65).
[Other]Authored by: Murray, M., Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell, N., & Murray, M. (2010, October). Near-death experiences: Introduction to a New Zealand-Based Study. An oral presentation provided to the Palmerston North Lunch Club, as a result of an invitation.. In Palmerston North Lunch Club. Presented at Cloverlea Tavern, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, M., Tassell-Matamua, N.
Murray, ME. (2003). Death and dying. : Magnetic Healers Unlimited National Annual Seminar.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, M.
Briar, CJ., & Murray, ME. (2003, October). Dreaming and society. : Massey University, School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, M.
Briar, C., & Murray, ME. (2002, September). I dream therefore I am. : Massey University, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2002, April). Lazarus living liminaly. : Sociology Programme.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2002, April). Death and dying. : Magnetic Healers Unlimited Conference.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (2001). Book Review of Biirte Simm's 'Gender and Citizenshio: Politics and Agency in France, Britain and Denmark'..
[Other]Authored by: Murray, M.
Murray, ME. (1990). Book Review of Sylvia Walby's 'Theorizing Patriarchy', Blackwell, 1990..
[Other]Authored by: Murray, M.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 2
CoSupervisor 0 4

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2017 - Daniel David Rimmer - PhD
    Breakdown of governance: A critical analysis of New Zealand’s climate change response
  • 2009 - Angela Jean Jury - PhD
    Shame on Who? Experiential & theoretical accounts of the constitution of women's shame within abusive intimate relationships

CoSupervisor of:

Media and Links

Media

  • 01 Aug 2015 - Radio
    Spiritual Outlook and Near Death Experiences
    Interviewed in early July for the National Radio programme Spiritual Outlook about Near Death experiences in New Zealand.

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