Professor of History
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Having written over 25 books, Professor Paul Moon is one of New Zealand’s best-selling and respected historians and social commentators.
His specialist area is New Zealand history, and in 2014, he was shortlisted for the international Ernest Scott Prize in History for his book Encounters: The Creation of New Zealand, which academics described as ‘powerful’ and ‘truly fascinating’. His works have been published by some of the biggest international publishers, including Penguin Random House, and HarperCollins.
A Bachelor of Arts at the University of Auckland in History and Political Studies, followed by a Master of Philosophy at Massey University and a Master of Arts at AUT led him to complete his PhD at Massey in 2002 on British colonial policy and colonial theory relating to intervention in New Zealand around the time of the signing of the Treaty.
He has worked on several Treaty claims, and with numerous government agencies, on Treaty-related issues. In 2003 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society at University College, London, and has since gained fellowships in the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Society of Arts. He also has been a consultant on documentaries about New Zealand history and has appeared on various television news programmes and documentaries, both local and internationally.
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