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Dr Toby Boraman PhD


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 in Berlin.



  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Otago (2007)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

  • Social movements and protest globally and in New Zealand
  • Labour history - transnational and in New Zealand
  • Neoliberalism
  • Work and workplace relations
  • New Zealand and comparative politics
  • Class and 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): Historical Studies not elsewhere classified (210399): History And Archaeology (210000):
New Zealand Government and Politics (160608):
New Zealand History (210311):
Political Science (160600): Social Change (160805): Social Theory (160806): Sociology (160800): Studies In Human Society (160000)

Research Projects

Current Projects

Project Title: Knocking off: Strikes in Aotearoa New Zealand from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s in a global context

Date Range: 2020 - 2023

Funding Body: Royal Society of New Zealand

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

  • 200.162 Politics and Public Policy in New Zealand
  • 200.361 Contemporary New Zealand Politics
  • 200.702 Comparative Politics

Media and Links


  • 20 Jul 2016 - Newspaper
    Soup for the politically-minded soul
    The Tribune
  • 18 Jul 2016 - Newspaper
    Soup for politically minded souls
    Manawatu Standard

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