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SEUTA'AFILI 
PATRICK THOMSEN (PHD)

Queer Pacific Academic, Scholar-Activist, Writer and Social Commentator 

Committed to the development of collaborative Pacific voices across multiple fields of academic scholarship and public discourse.

 
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ABOUT

Born and raised in South Auckland, Seuta‘afili Dr Patrick Thomsen is of Samoan descent and a Senior Lecturer in Global Studies at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. He is also a well-known social commentator, researcher, freelance writer concerned with SOGI Rights across the Pacific and in New Zealand. 

Patrick is currently the Principal Investigator for the Manalagi Project, New Zealand's first Pasifika Rainbow Health and Wellbeing Project to be funded by the Health Research Council of NZ, and is the Pacific Co-Lead for the Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI).

He is available for consultancy work in all things Pacific and SOGI. He is currently supervising a number of UoA graduate students  working on these areas (he is not taking on any new supervisions at this stage):

* Gender and Sexuality

* Transnational Pacific Studies

* Critical Race Theory

* New Zealand Politics

* Queer Pacific Studies

* Korean Studies

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES

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The Journal of New Zealand Studies, December 2019

 

NEWSPAPER PUBLICATIONS

 
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April 18 2021

Arriving on the precipice of potentially momentous change, historians are likely to record a combination of factors and issues that have played a part in this election outcome. These include constitutional amendments, electoral strategy, the measles epidemic, the taxing of the churches, and an increasingly connected transnational diaspora influencing local politics.

Whatever explanation our political analysts settle on in the next few months, I hope that we dispel once and for all the myth that democracy in Sāmoa and the wider Pacific is uneventful or unsophisticated and unworthy of New Zealand attention.

CURRENT RESEARCH AND COLLABORATION

Researching and Writing

CURRENT AND DEVELOPING RESEARCH PROJECTS

* ASSOCIATE INVESTIGATOR - RAINBOW, INTERSEX AND TAKATĀPUI YOUTH SURVEY DR JOHN FENAUGHTY PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR.

* PACIFIC PEOPLES IN SOUTH KOREA

 

TEACHING

Current Courses Taught at The University of Auckland

Semester 1, 2022

This is the Stage III core course for all Bachelor of Global Studies majors.
In this course students write up research projects developed from research proposals completed in GLOBAL 200. 
Students meet with supervisors and the cohort throughout the semester to report on progress and provide peer review. Step-by-step assignments are designed to guide projects to completion at the end of the semester.

Semester 2, 2022

An advanced examination of research design approaches with an emphasis on Global Studies methods and research design pathways. Explores methods required for advanced studies in the field and critiques the inherent Western hegemony of the field by spolighting methods and methodologies that are generated from outside the "West."

Semester 1 and 2, 2022

List still being updated:


Semester 1

Gender 101 

Global 102

Global 701 

Semester 2 

Asian 140

 

GET IN TOUCH

Contact Seuta'afili Patrick Thomsen (PhD) to discuss their published work, teaching, collaboration opportunities or for any other inquiries.

Room 431 Te Puna Reo School of Cultures Languages and Linguistics (CLL) Building - 18 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

+6499236757

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