Alex McConville
PhD Candidate


My research examines meanings and practices around commemoration and celebration days such as Waitangi Day and ANZAC Day.  I explore how contemporary patterns of affect and emotion are distributed across these sites and relate to wider forms of national belonging, identity struggles, and cultural relations in Aotearoa.

I am supervised by Margie Wetherell (University of Auckland), Tim McCreanor, and Helen Moewaka Barnes (SHORE and Whāriki Research Centre).  This PhD forms part of a wider Marsden funded research project entilted "Affective practice, identity, and well-being in Aotearoa".