Hello and welcome to the Pacific Outlier. Based within Politics and International Relations at the University of Auckland’s School of Social Sciences, PacOut is aimed at helping our Ph.D. students practice engagement with the blog format by sharing their varied perspectives on contemporary and/or contentious political issues with a wider, more public audience.
Though based in New Zealand, our cohort is broadly diverse and will bring a range of perspectives and analytical skillsets to bear on a plurality of issues cutting across scales of politics from local to global.
The blog is jointly managed by four co-editors:
Jordan Hanford Maileenita Penalba
Fang Xu Vincent Fang
Dr. Julie MacArthur is the faculty adviser for the blog.
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Disclaimer: the views expressed in blog posts are solely attributable to their respective authors; these views are not necessarily held by the department of Politics and International Relations, the School of Social Sciences, or the University of Auckland.