Professor of History
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 extn 6838
Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Arts (Hons)
Master of Philosophy (Distinction)
Bachelor of Arts
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, University College, London
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
Fellow of the Royal Linnean Society
Member of the Royal Society of New Zealand
Member of Professional Historians' Association of New Zealand/Aotearoa
Life Member of Auckland Institute and Museum
Dr Paul Moon is Professor of History at Auckland University of Technology. Among his twenty-five published books are This Horrid Practice: The Myth and Reality of Traditional Maori Cannibalism, A History of New Zealand in the Twentieth Century, a trilogy of volumes on the Tūhoe tohunga (expert) Hohepa Kereopa, as well as biographies of Governors Hobson, FitzRoy, and the Ngapuhi chief Hone Heke, and Encounters: The Creation of New Zealand, which was shortlisted for the 2014 Ernest Scott Australasian Prize in History.
Professor Moon has appeared on numerous documentaries, current affairs, and news programmes, both in New Zealand and internationally, and is one of the country’s best-selling and most acclaimed historians.
New Zealand history, economic history, Treaty issues, philosophy, postgraduate supervision
Professor Moon’s research areas are in the fields of New Zealand history, the intersection of philosophy and history, and the Treaty of Waitangi.