Paul Spoonley


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Professor, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Massey University

Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley, Massey University, is a lead researcher for the Capturing the Diversity Dividend of Aotearoa New Zealand (MBIE-funded, 2014-2020). He is the author or editor of 27 books, including a biography of Ranginui Walker (Mata Toa). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity and of the Auckland War Memorial Museum. He was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of California Berkeley where he completed research on second generation identity.

His current research includes major demographic change (through to 2038) in New Zealand with a particular focus on immigration and its impacts on New Zealand, changes to the world of work, especially the disruption caused by new technologies, and ethnic identity and politics.