Professor Wendy Larner



Victoria University of Wellington


In addition to studying and/or working at the universities of Victoria, Bristol, Waikato, Canterbury and Auckland, she has held formal visitorships in the United Kingdom, Canada, United States and Germany. She is a social scientist who works on issues of globalisation, neoliberalism, and 'post-welfarist' governance. This research builds on a series of empirical projects which encompass economic and social policy, industry studies, and community based research, and which have received funding from the NZ Foundation for Research Science, and Technology, RSNZ Marsden Fund, Canadian Faculty Awards, Canadian Programme for International Research Linkages, Economic and Social Research Council and the British Academy.

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Globalising knowledge networks: Universities, diaspora strategies, and academic intermediaries Geoforum, 2015, 59, 197-205
Fashioning globalisation: New Zealand design, working women and the cultural economyWiley-Blackwell, 2013
New times, new spaces: Gendered transformations of governance, economy and citizenshipSocial Politics, 20, 157-164, 2013
Badlands of the Republic: Space, politics and urban policyPolitical Geography, 31, 324-333, 2012
J-K Gibson-GrahamIn R Kitchin, P Hubbard, G Valentine (eds), Key Thinkers on Space and Place, Blackwell, 2011
Economic geographies as situated knowledgesIn J Pollard, C McEwan, A Hughes (eds), Postcolonial Economies: Rethinking material lives, London, Zed Press, 2010
Calculating the social: Standards and the reconfiguration of governingPalgrave Macmillan, 2010
The point is to change it: Geographies of hope and survival in an age of crisisBlackwell: Oxford, 2010
Neoliberalism, Mike Moore and the WTOEnvironment and Planning A 41(7): 1576-1593, 2009