Senior Lecturer Criminology
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 6852
Room WT 1411, Level 14 AUT Tower, Cnr Rutland & Wakefield Streets, City Campus, Auckland 1142
Antje's understanding of crime and criminology is influenced by her strong legal background, including four years of legal practice in Germany specialising in criminal law and criminal defence. She completed her PhD in 2009. Her thesis is entitled "Criminal Behaviour and Penal Legislation: Illustrated by Drawing on the Example of the Misuse of Foreign Diplomatic Passports," which focuses on the definition of criminal behaviour in the context of penal legislation in constitutional societies. Since the completion of her PhD, Antje has been teaching casually in the Social Sciences department. In 2011, she joined the department as a permanent staff member.
In the spirit of "research by Māori, for Māori, with Māori" Antje has supervised four MA theses by Indigenous postgraduate students to completion and is currently supervising the PhD thesis of a Canadian First Nations scholar. She welcomes to be contacted by students interested in postgraduate research close to her own research interests.
Antje's current research interest concerns mainstream criminological discourse and its interactions with Indigenous peoples and Indigenous epistemologies; more specifically whether it contributes to the marginalization of Indigenous peoples in society. She is also interested in identity narratives; how they impact on offenders' persistence and desistance from crime; and what functions they may have in relation to a range of violent behaviours.