Aotearoa Gender History Network, Wednesday 17 May

The next Aotearoa Gender History Network seminar.

Wednesday Rāapa 17 May, 12 pm – 1 pm, via zoom
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Sucharita Sen, Gendered Spaces: Memsahibs and their Ayahs in the Anglo-Indian Household, c. 1800-c.1915

Kate Stevens, Gendered violence and medico-legal expertise in the colonial Pacific

Sucharita Sen is a 2023 History Innovation Fund Fellow at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She completed her PhD in History from Victoria University of Wellington. Sen nurtures a long-standing fascination for the various theoretical debates and research methods in the humanities and social sciences, social and political anthropology, histories and politics beyond their conventional epicentres, and gender studies. Her works have appeared in South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, Society and Culture in South Asia and Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities. Sen is a winner of the Prize for the Best PhD Paper at the Biennial Conference of the New Zealand Historical Association (2021) and a Certificate of Excellence from Oxford University Press (2022).

Kate Stevens is a Pākehā historian and trained at the University of Otago and University of Cambridge prior to joining Waikato in June 2019. Her research focuses on colonial histories of cultural, environmental, and legal exchange in the Pacific world. Her first book Gender, Violence and Criminal Justice in the Colonial Pacific 1880-1920 was published by Bloomsbury in January 2023.

This is a regular, online seminar. Each session (held via zoom) features 2 x 10–12-minute research presentations on current research in Gender History with a focus on Aotearoa New Zealand, followed by discussion.

Convenors: Charlotte Greenhalgh ( and Charlotte Macdonald (