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Dr Toby Boraman

Lecturer in Politics

School of People, Environment and Planning

I am a lecturer in Politics. Previously I have worked as a historian and researcher in the Treaty of Waitangi and heritage sectors. I have also had a research fellowship at the re:work International Research Centre of Humboldt University in Berlin.

Research Expertise

Research Interests

  • New Zealand and comparative politics
  • Labour history - transnational and in New Zealand
  • Social movements, grassroots politics and protest since the 1950s - globally and in New Zealand
  • Neoliberalism
  • Inequality, including deprivation and Māori


21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Comparative Government and Politics (160603):
Historical Studies (210300): History And Archaeology (210000):
New Zealand Government and Politics (160608):
New Zealand History (210311):
Policy and Administration (160500): Political Science (160600): Public Policy (160510): Social Change (160805): Social Theory (160806): Sociology (160800): Studies In Human Society (160000)

Research Outputs


Boraman, TN. (2016). Merging politics with economics: Non-industrial and political work stoppage statistics in New Zealand during the long 1970s. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations. 41(1), 64-82
[Journal article]Authored by: Boraman, T.
Boraman, TN. (2016). The independent left press and the rise and fall of mass dissent in Aotearoa since the 1970s. Counterfutures: Left Thought & Practice Aotearoa. (1), 31-70
[Journal article]Authored by: Boraman, T.
Boraman, TN. (2016). Red Professor: The cold war life of Fred Rose. The Journal of Pacific History. 51(1), 103-104Retreived from
[Book Review]Authored by: Boraman, T.
Boraman, TN. (2012). A middle class diversion from working class struggle? The new left in New Zealand from the mid-­1950s to the mid-­1970s. Labour History. (103), 203-226 Retrieved from
[Journal article]Authored by: Boraman, T.


Boraman, TN. (2012). Carnival and Class: Anarchism and councilism in Australasia during the 1970s. In A. Prichard, R. Kinna, S. Pinta, & D. Berry (Eds.) Libertarian Socialism: Politics in Red and Black. (pp. 251 - 274). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave MacMillan
[Chapter]Authored by: Boraman, T.


Boraman, TN. (2017). Has Protest decreased since the 1970s?. Conference Proceedings Social Movements Resistance and Social Change III 2016. (pp. 1 - 32). Wellington: Social Movements, Resistance, and Social Change III Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Boraman, T.
Boraman, TN. (2016, November). The State’s Role in Causing Maori deprivation in Te Urewera. Presented at NZ Political Studies Association conference. Hamilton.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Boraman, T.
Boraman, TN. (2016, September). Has protest declined in Aotearoa since the 1970s?. Presented at Social Movements, Resistance and Social Change III. Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Boraman, T.
Boraman, TN. (2015). Political Strikes in Aotearoa/New Zealand from the late 1960s to the mid-­1980s. Presented at Fighting Against War: Peace Activism in the Twentieth Century, Australian Society for the Study of Labour History conference. Melbourne.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Boraman, T.
Boraman, TN. (2014, November). Polynesian Involvement in the New Zealand Strike Wave from the Late 1960s to the Mid-­1980s. Presented at Historical Materialism conference. London.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Boraman, T.
Boraman, TN. (2012, November). The Aftermath of the 1912 Waihi Strike and the Second Wave of Syndicalism. Presented at ‘Remember Waihi’ centenary conference, Labour History Project and Auckland Labour History Group. Waihi.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Boraman, T.

Media and Links


  • 20 Jul 2016 - Newspaper
    Soup for the politically-minded soul
    The Tribune
  • 19 Sep 2017 - Online
    Opinion: NZ politics’ soft neoliberal underbelly
  • 18 Jul 2016 - Newspaper
    Soup for politically minded souls
    Manawatu Standard

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