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Associate Professor Kerry Taylor BA(Hons), PhD Well.

Head of School of Humanities

School of Humanities

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: DDI +64 6 3504238, internal extension 81900
    Location: 4.07, Colombo Village 4
    Campus: Manawatu

Qualifications

  • BA Hons, PhD Victoria University of Wellington (1994)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

I work in the area of New Zealand history, specifically the history of the socialist left and labour movement. I have published mostly on the history of the NZ communist movement. This research has increasingly taken on a comparative and transnational approach.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Historical Studies (210300): History And Archaeology (210000): New Zealand History (210311)

Keywords

New Zealand Labour and Socialist History, New Zealand Political History, Comparative and Transnational Labour History, Oral History

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 2 5

Research Outputs

Journal

Taylor, KA. (2016). Marie Leadbetter, Peace Power and politics. Australian Historical Studies. 47(2), 350-352
[Book Review]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, KA. (2016). Erik Olssen, Working Lives. The New Zealand journal of history. 50(2), 138-139
[Book Review]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, KA. (2016). The secret state. The Journal of Urgent Writing. 1(2016), 140-153 Retrieved from http://www.masseypress.ac.nz/
[Journal article]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Markey, R., & Taylor, K. (2008). Trans-Tasman labour history: Introduction. Labour History: a journal of labour and social history. (95), 1-2 Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/i27516303
[Journal article]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, K. (2008). Book Review: Kin: A collective biography of a New Zealand family, Nolan, M.. The Economic History Review. 61(1), 269-271 Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-0289.2007.00419_31.x/pdf
[Journal article]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, K. (2006). Book Review: Lenin's legacy down under: New Zealand's cold war, 2004, Trapeznik, A. and Fox, A. (Eds). Political Science. 58(1), 88-89 Retrieved from http://pnz.sagepub.com/content/58/1/88.full.pdf+html
[Journal article]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, KA. (2005). Conference Report: 'The past is before us': The Ninth National Labour History Conference. Labour History. 89(November 2005), 235-236 Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/27516087
[Journal article]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, K. (2005). Book Review: Adventures in democracy: A history of the vote in New Zealand by Atkinson, N., 2003. New Zealand Journal of History. 39, 110-111 Retrieved from http://www.nzjh.auckland.ac.nz/document?wid=135&page=0&action=null
[Journal article]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, K. (2005). Book Review: Espionage and the roots of the Cold War: The conspiratorial heritage by McKnight, D., 2002. Australian Historical Studies. 36(126), 385-387 Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/10314610508682929
[Journal article]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, K. (2004). Book Review: British capital, antipodean labour: Working the New Zealand waterfront, 1915-1951, Green, A., 2001. New Zealand Journal of History. 38, 89-91 Retrieved from http://www.nzjh.auckland.ac.nz/document?wid=194&page=0&action=null
[Journal article]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, K. (2000). Book Review: Studying New Zealand: A guide to sources, Wood, G.A., 1999. Political Science. 52(2), 182-183 Retrieved from http://pnz.sagepub.com/content/52/2/182
[Journal article]Authored by: Taylor, K.

Book

Taylor, KA. (2017). The Old Bolshevik: Alex Galbraith, the Communist Party and the New Zealand Revolution. In R. Bell (Ed.) New Zealand Between the Wars. (pp. 108 - 131). Auckland: Massey University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Meihana, PN., Bell, R., Kawharu, M., Taylor, K., & Belgrave, M. (Eds.) (2017). The Treaty on the Ground-Where we are headed and why it matters. Auckland: Massey University Press
[Edited Book]Authored by: Taylor, K.Edited by: Belgrave, M., Bell, R., Meihana, P., Taylor, K.
Taylor, K., & McKergow, F. (2011). Introduction. In KA. Taylor, & F. McKergow (Eds.) Te Hao Nui The great catch: Object stories from Te Manawa. (pp. 11 - 21). New Zealand: A Godwit Book published by Random House New Zealand
[Chapter]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, K., & Matenga, T. (2011). J.T. Stewart's Taiaha. In KA. Taylor, & F. McKergow (Eds.) Te Hao Nui The great catch: Object stories from Te Manawa. (pp. 106 - 113). New Zealand: A Godwit Book published by Random House New Zealand
[Chapter]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Matenga, T., & Taylor, K. (2011). Puketotara Pou. In K. Taylor, & F. McKergow (Eds.) Te Hao Nui The great catch: Object stories from Te Manawa. (pp. 166 - 173). New Zealand: A Godwit Book published by Random House New Zealand
[Chapter]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, K. (2011). 'Dey' Dial Time Recorder. In K. Taylor, & F. McKergow (Eds.) Te Hao Nui The great catch: Object stories from Te Manawa. (pp. 204 - 209). New Zealand: A Godwit Book published by Random House New Zealand
[Chapter]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, K. (2011). Longburn Freezing Workers' Singlets. In K. Taylor, & F. McKergow (Eds.) Te Hao Nui The great catch: Object stories from Te Manawa. (pp. 180 - 185). New Zealand: A Godwit Book published by Random House New Zealand
[Chapter]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, K., & McKergow, F. (Eds.) (2011). Te Hao Nui The great catch: Object stories from Te Manawa. New Zealand: A Godwit Book published by Random House New Zealand
[Edited Book]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, K. (2009). The domestic response: The Communist Party: Powerhouse of solidarity. In . Mark Derby (Ed.) Kiwi companeros: New Zealand and the Spanish Civil War. (pp. 175 - 184). New Zealand: Canterbury University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, K., & Worley, M. (2008). Testing the limits: Stalinization and the New Zealand and British Communist Parties. In N. LaPorte, K. Morgan, & M. Worley (Eds.) Bolshevism, Stalinism and the Comintern: Perspectives on Stalinization, 1917-53. (pp. 226 - 244). United Kingdom: Palgrave MacMillan
[Chapter]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, K. (2007). The ambiguous legacy of Samuel Duncan Parnell: The eight hour day in New Zealand. In J. Kimber, & P. Love (Eds.) The time of their lives: The eight hour day and working life. (pp. 15 - 23). Australia: Australian Society for the Study of Labour History
[Chapter]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, K. (2005). Cases of the revolutionary left and the Waterside Workers' Union. In M. Nolan (Ed.) Revolution: The 1913 great strike in New Zealand. (pp. 203 - 216). New Zealand: Canterbury University Press in association with The Trade Union History Project
[Chapter]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, KA. (2005). Kiwi comrades: The social basis of New Zealand Communism 1921-48. In K. Morgan, G. Cohen, & AF. Eds (Eds.) Agents of revolution: New biographical approaches to the history of international communism in the age of Lenin and Stalin. (pp. 265 - 288). Oxford, UK: Peter Lang AG, European Academic Publishers
[Chapter]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, KA. (2004). The Communist Party of New Zealand and the Third Period, 1928-35. In MW. Ed (Ed.) In Search of Revolution: International Communist Parties in the Third Period. (pp. 270 - 300). London, UK: I. B. Tauris & Co
[Chapter]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Moloney, P., & Taylor, KA. (Eds.) (2002). On the left: Essays on socialism in New Zealand. Dunedin, NZ: University of Otago Press
[Edited Book]Edited by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, KA. (2002). Feminism and the left: An interview with Gay Simpkin. In P. Moloney, & KT. Eds (Eds.) On the Left: Essays on Socialism in New Zealand. (pp. 133 - 149). Dunedin: University of Otago Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Moloney, P., & Taylor, KA. (2002). Bringing the left back in. In P. Moloney, & KAT. Eds (Eds.) On the Left: Essays on Socialism in New Zealand. (pp. 11 - 19). Dunedin, N.Z.: University of Otago Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, KA. (2002). Writing the left into the picture: An interview with Erik Olssen. In P. Moloney, & KAT. Eds (Eds.) On the Left: Essays on Socialism in New Zealand. (pp. 179 - 197). Dunedin, N.Z.: University of Otago Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, KA. (2002). 'Potential Allies of the Working Class': The Communist Party of New Zealand and Maori, 1921-1952. In P. Monoley, & KAT. eds (Eds.) Socialism on the Left: Essays on Socialism in New Zealand. (pp. 103 - 115). Dunedin, N.Z.: University of Otago Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Taylor, K.

Conference

Taylor, KA. (2015, February). The Hidden Labour History of Spooks: reflections from across the Tasman.. Presented at Fighting Against War: Peace Activism in the Twentieth Century, 14th Biennial Labour History Conference. University of Melbourne.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, KA. (2014, May). A Uniform Standard of Security”: New Zealand and Empire Security 1948-1951. Presented at Canadian Historical Association Conference. Brock University, St Catherines, Canada.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, KA. (2013, June). The Challenge of Engaged Scholarship. Presented at Rights, Solidarity, Justice – Labour and Working Class History Association Conference
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, KA. (2013, June). Indigenous People and Industrial Dispute resolution.. Presented at Rights, Solidarity, Justice – Labour and Working Class History Association Conference. City University of New York.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, KA. (2013, February). The 'J.T. Stewart' Taiaha revisited. Presented at Colonial Objects. Otago Settlers Muesum, Dunedin.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, KA., & McKergow, F. (2012, November). Te Hao Nui and beyond. Presented at Material Histories: Antipodean Perspectives. Massey University, Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, KA. (2011, July). You’re Simply Using us to Advance your Own F***ing Career: Reflections on the Creative Tension between Academics and Activists’. Presented at Working Class Worlds: Local and Global Labour. University of Iowa.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, K. (2011). Deploying lessons from our Australian neighbours? The state and communism in New Zealand in light of the 1951 referendum. In Democracy vs Communism: Remembering the 1951 Referendum on the Banning of the Communist Party 60th Anniversary Conference: Programme and Abstracts(pp. 5 - 5). , Democracy vs Communism: Remembering the 1951 Referendum on the Banning of the Communist Party 60th Anniversary Conference Australia: The School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, K. (2011, July). You’re simply using us to advance your own f***ing career: Reflections on the creative tension between activists and academics – the case of the New Zealand Trade Union history project. Presented at Working Class Worlds: Local and Global Perspectives on Labor History: A Conference Honoring Shelton Stromquist. Iowa City, IA, United States.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, K. (2011, September). Deploying lessons from our Australian neighbours? The state and communism in New Zealand in light of the 1951 referendum. Presented at Democracy vs Communism: Remembering the 1951 Referendum on the Banning of the Communist Party 60th Anniversary Conference. Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, K. (2008, June). Conduits, proselytisers and comrades: Canada and New Zealand revolutionary tradition. Presented at Pacific Northwest Labour History Association's 40th Annual Conference: Indigenous, Immigrant, Migrant Labour and Globalization. Vancouver, BC, Canada.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, K. (2007, July). New Zealand's road to socialism? The CPNZ and the New Zealand political tradition. Presented at Labour Traditions: 10th National Labour History Conference. Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, K. (2007, January). Sibling rivalry?: Comparing the Communist Parties of Australia and New Zealand. Presented at Trans Tasman Labour History Conference. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, K. (2006, June). The ambiguous legacy of Samuel Duncan Parnell: The 8 hour day in New Zealand. Presented at Working to Live: Histories of the 8 Hour Day and Working Life and New Standards for New Times? The 8 Hour Day and Beyond. Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, K. (2006, November). The Communist Party of New Zealand and the Spanish Civil War. Presented at Trade Union History Project: New Zealand and the Spanish War 70th Anniversary Seminar. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, KA. (2005, June). The making of a New Zealand communism? The rise and fall of the Workers' Communist League. Presented at 9th National Labour History Conference. Sydney, NSW.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, KA. (2004, July). Where's Wally? Reflections on New Zealand's Cold War. Presented at Visions: 12th Biennial National Conference of the Australian Historical Association. University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, KA. (2004, October). Different shades of red? The social basis of New Zealand and United States communism compared. Presented at 26th Annual North American Labor History Conference. Waynes State University, Detroit, MI.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, KA. (2004, December). Generation gap? Explaining the politics of protest in the 1970s. Presented at The Seventies in New Zealand: A Decade of Change. Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, KA. (2003, November). Looking for answers: The possibilities and limitations of a social explanation of CPNZ history - The case of 1956. Presented at New Zealand Historical Association Conference. University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, KA. (2001, April). The social basis of New Zealand communism, 1921-1948. Presented at People of a Special Mould? International Conference on Comparative Communist Biography and Prosopography. University of Manchester, UK.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, KA. (2000, June). Never had more than a curiosity value? The revolutionary left and New Zealand political studies. Presented at New Zealand Political Studies Association Conference 2000. University of Otago, Dunedin.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Taylor, K.

Other

Taylor, KA. (2005, April). Different shades of red? The communist parties of New Zealand and the United States compared. : University of Iowa.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, KA. (2000). Wilcox, Victor George 1912-1989. (pp. 561 - 562). Auckland University Press/Department of Internal Affairs
[Other]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, KA. (2000). Smith, Ronald Joseph 1921-1995: Public servant, communist, peace activist. (pp. 483 - 484). Auckland University Press/Department of Internal Affairs
[Other]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, KA. (2000). Roth, Herbert Otto 1917-1994. (pp. 453 - 455). Auckland University Press/Department of Internal Affairs
[Other]Authored by: Taylor, K.
Taylor, K.Workshop: Labour in the Trans-Tasman world.
[Other]Authored by: Taylor, K.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 2 5
CoSupervisor 0 1

Teaching

New Zealand History, Historical Methodology, Protest Politics, History and Film

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Daniel Wildy - PhD
    Army recruiting ephemera themes, why they were used and what they reflect

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2015 - Linda May Johnson - PhD
    Maori Activism Across Borders, 1950-1980s
  • 2012 - Rachael Elizabeth Bell - PhD
    Memory, History, Nation, War The Official Histories of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45
  • 2010 - Carina Joy Hickey - PhD
    From coal pit to leather pit: Life stories of Robert Semple
  • 2010 - Carol May Neill - PhD
    Trading our way: Developments in New Zealand's Trade Policy 1930s to 1980s
  • 2006 - Miss Claire Elizabeth Robinson - PhD
    Advertising and the Market Orientation of Political Parties Contesting the 1999 and 2002 New Zealand General Election Campaigns

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2008 - Simon Joseph Nash - PhD
    Integration of Citizens' Agendas in New Zealand Local Government environmental decision-making: An examination of two wastewater planning processes and implications for deliberate democracy

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