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Contact details +64 (09) 414 0800  ext. 43846

Dr Amy Whitehead

Senior Lecturer

School of People, Environment and Planning


Contact details

  • Ph: +64 (09) 414 0800 ext, 43846
    Location: AT2.26, Atrium Building
    Campus: Auckland

Research Expertise

Research Interests

My areas of expertise broadly include the material and performance cultures of religions, indigenous religions, vernacular and lived religions, ritual, and the personhood of religious 'objects'. I am concerned with things as they sit at the heart of communities, and around which traditions take place and are maintained. 

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Cultural Studies (200200): Cultural Theory (200204):
Curatorial and Related Studies (210200): Curatorial and Related Studies not elsewhere classified (210299): Heritage and Cultural Conservation (210202): History And Archaeology (210000):
Languages, Communication And Culture (200000):
Materials Conservation (210203): Museum Studies (210204):
Other Philosophy and Religious Studies (229900): Philosophy And Religious Studies (220000): Religion and Religious Studies (220400)


Religion and Material Cultures, Ritual and Performance Studies, Vernacular Religion, Indigenous Religions, New Religious Movements/Alternative Religions

Consultancy and Languages


  • May 2017 to February 2018 - The Open University
    Research Consultant for the project 'Making Spiritual Communities' in England and Scotland

Supervision and Teaching

Courses Coordinated

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