The 2024 SAANZ Conference will be hosted by the University of Otago and will take place December 4th – 6th.

Theme: “The Sociology to Come”
Details to follow.

Past Conferences

2023: University of Waikato (Tauranga). View the conference programme here.

Keynotes: Anjum Rahman (Inclusive Aotearoa Collective Tāhono) and Sanjana Hattotuwa (The Disinformation Project)

2022: Massey University. View the conference programme here.

Keynotes: Professor Tahu Kukutai (University of Waikato), Pania Newton and Dr Frances Hancock (SOUL-Ihumātao)

2021: Lincoln University: Co-hosted by Lincoln and the University of Canterbury. View the conference programme here.

Keynotes: Dr Stefanie Rixecker, Professor Bronwyn Hayward

2020: The 2020 SAANZ Conference was postponed. Go here for a statement from SAANZ President Avril Bell.

2019: University of Auckland

Keynotes: Professor Ian Buchanan, Professor Roger Burrows, Professor Raewyn Connell, Professor Peter Flemming, Professor Beverley Mullings, Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith

2018: Victoria University of Wellington

Keynotes: Professor Tracey McIntosh, Professor Gregor McLennan

2017: University of Otago

Keynotes: Professor Patricia Hill Collins, Professor Ghassan Hage

2016: Massey University

Keynotes: Professor Michael Carolan, Steve Maharey

2015: University of Waikato

Keynotes: Dr. Michael Flood, Max Rashbrooke

2014: University of Canterbury

2013: University of Auckland

Keynotes: Professor Tracey McIntosh, Imogen Tyler


2011: Victoria University of Wellington


2009: Massey University

Keynotes: Hugh Campbell

2008: University of Otago

2007: University of Auckland

Keynotes: Professor Michael Burawoy, Professor Barry Smart (Reference:

2006: University of Waikato

2005: Eastern Institute of Technology

2004: Victoria University of Wellington

2003: Auckland University of Technology

2002: University of Canterbury

2001: Massey University

2000: University of Waikato

1999: University of Auckland

1998: Eastern Institute of Technology

1997: Massey University