​​eSocSci | Hui Rangahau Tahi​

Connecting New Zealand social scientists to build inclusive and outward-looking communities of knowledge.​

​Haere Mai, Welcome to eSocSci Hui Rangahau Tahi
​eSocSci is a vibrant, interconnected community creating and sharing social research and insights for social action

​Digitally mediated refugee (re)settlement: Social media and belonging Speaker: Assoc Prof Jay Marlowe The world is currently witnessing unprecedented movements and numbers of forced migrants since World War II. Heated local, national and international debates focus on the impact of resettling refuges in relation to social cohesion, capacities to integrate, national identity, the allocation of finite resources and the potential implications for security and safety.


Meet and collaborate with other social science researchers in your field, attend seminars and join forum discussions in one of our research networks. Find a new job or research opportunity on our Opportunities page or go further afield in our Collaboration Space


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National Science Challenges

​eSocSci is proud to work with the National Science Challenges to build a better Aotearoa New Zealand. Find information on the Challenges and their work ​here

​Organisational Governance

eSocSci is dedicated to upholding the principles of​
Te Tiriti O Waitangi

The Leiden Statement:
The Role of Social Sciences and the Humanities in the Global Research Landscape

The social sciences and humanities are indispensable to understanding and addressing contemporary global challenges and to grasping emerging opportunities.
Read the full statement

​Vision Mātauranga:​
To unlock the innovation potential of Māori knowledge, resources and people​

​There are many opportunities for Māori communities to make distinctive contributions to research, science, and technology.​
Read the full MoRST Vision Mātauranga document​ here​.

​Latest Posts

Pasifika Article of the Week: Connecting Place and the Everyday Practices of Parenting: Insights from Auckland, New Zealand by Witten, Kearns, McCreanor, Penney, and Faalau,
This paper asks how the material differences between suburban neighbourhoods influence parents' experience of place and their everyday practices of[...]
Blakely, Teng, and Wilson: How much of Māori:European mortality inequalities are due to socioeconomic position and tobacco?
Policy-makers need to know how much of ethnic inequalities in health are due to socioeconomic position and tobacco smoking, but[...]
Book Review: The Polarizers: Postwar Architects of Our Partisan Era by Sam Rosenfeld
In September 1950, a committee of the American Political Science Association (APSA) published a report highly critical of political parties[...]
Holly Randell-Moon: Walls – why do we create them and how can they be torn down?
The title for this year’s Space, Race, Bodies biennial conference, Walls, focuses on the physical as well as social barriers[...]
Jenny Marlar: Why Phone and Web Surveys Aren’t the Same
Researchers have many methods they can choose from when conducting surveys -- telephone, face-to-face, interactive voice response (IVR), web, and[...]
Early Career Researcher Advice article of the week: 10 Tips for Replying to Reviewer’s Comments on Your Manuscript by Dr Babak Taheri
It is rare that your paper accepted without any revision. So, go ahead with revision in an argumentative fashion but[...]
Open Access Article of the week: Interventions of Chinese Nonprofit Charitable Organizations in the Rescue of Children in Difficulty by Du and Nygren
In June 2016, China promulgated the “Opinions of the State Council on Strengthening the Work of Rescuing Children in Difficulty”,[...]
Gaynor Macdonald: Indigenous treaties are meaningless without addressing the issue of sovereignty
Ironically, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s rejection of the 2017 Statement from the Heart, proposing more meaningful national engagement with Indigenous[...]

​Pacific Post Graduate Talanoa​

eSocSci's ​Pasifika Network ​held a series of talanoa (seminars) from 2007-12 which were recently published in ​Talanoa: Building a Pasifika Research Culture​.
​The Pasifika Network talanoa are a joint project across New Zealand universities to help attract Pacific post-graduates into social science research by breaking down feelings of academic and geographic isolation Pacific students might experience and to assist in building a vibrant Pacific post-graduate research community. This selection of papers presents a rich sample of Pasifika postgraduate research subjects and methodologies employed. ​Read More

​​National Science Challenges

​“The ​National Science Challenges ​aim to align and focus New Zealand’s research by drawing together scientists from different institutions and across disciplines to achieve a common goal through collaboration.​”​

​Through eScoSci’s social science networks we have the infrastructure to facilitate such collaboration around challenges including:​