Exceptional Service to New Zealand Sociology

The Exceptional Service to New Zealand Sociology award is given at the yearly conference.

2022: Dr Stella Pennell

2021: Associate Professor Steve Matthewman

2020: Associate Professor Ruth McManus

2019: Kalym Lipsey

2015: Dr Maxine Campbell and Phil Harington

2012: Dr David Pearson

2011: Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley

2010: Adjunct Associate Professor Rosemary Du Plessis

2008: Professor Charles Crothers

2007: Professor Kevin Dew

Graduate Essay Prize

Each year SAANZ runs an essay competition for graduate student members with the winner announced at the annual conference dinner. 




2022: Jessica Martin (University of Waikato) 

2021: Winner: Amelia Lawley (University of Auckland).

Highly Commended: Caitlin Hyde (Lincoln University) 

2020: Elizabeth Russell (University of Auckland)

2019: Luke Oldfield (University of Auckland)

2018: Justine Sachs (University of Auckland) and Louisa Choe (University of Otago)

2017: Seonaid Espiner (Lincoln University)

2016: Claire Gray (University of Canterbury)

2015: Sylvia Nissen (University of Canterbury)

Three-Minute Thesis

At the annual conference, during the post-graduate day, SAANZ runs a three-minute thesis competition for post-graduate students to have the opportunity to present their thesis work in the format of a three-minute thesis competition.  


2017 Winners:

First Place: Stella Pennell – Massey University Albany

Runner-up: Jessica Young – University of Otago


2016 Winners:

First Place: Kalym Lipsey – Massey University Albany

Runner-up: Haezreena Begum Abdul Hamid – Victoria University