Kate Hannah

Kate Hannah is a cultural historian at Te Pūnaha Matatini – an Aotearoa New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence for Complex Systems and Networks. She is leading a research project investigating disinformation and Covid-19.

Media
Sep 7, 2020

Counting and Countering the infodemic: a deep dive into Covid-19 disinformation

A new project has been studying the vectors and volume of false stories that wrap around the Covid crisis in NZ. Here's what they learned.

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Society
Aug 22, 2019

Enough is enough. NZ universities need to reckon with rife sexual misconduct

Countless stories from women who have a right to be safe on campus still go unanswered.

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Society
Mar 30, 2019

Don't be fooled, far right groups have not been silenced

A former leader of NZ's far right communities says groups have closed up shop, but we must interrogate their claims and listen to the voices they try to speak over.

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Science
May 29, 2017

Is this pale, male, stale Royal Society line-up some kind of historical re-enactment?

The speakers assembled to mark The Royal Society Te Apārangi's 150th anniversary sends a dismal message about the reality of the organisation's stated commitment to diversity, writes Kate Hannah

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Science
Jan 22, 2017

Hidden Figures: Doing science ‘backwards, in high heels’

A new film depicting the extraordinary contribution of African-American women at Nasa during the space race offers a powerful and timely reminder of the contributions to science of people whose stories are too often hidden from view, writes Kate Hannah

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Science
Dec 13, 2016

In 2016, the Massey chancellor says women vets are worth ‘two fifths’ of men. And we wonder why too few women are in science

Chris Kelly, the Chancellor of Massey University, says that women are less valuable veterinarians because they tend to leave the profession once they get married and have a family. That's precisely the sort of outdated thinking that is hampering women in STEM subjects of all kinds, says Kate Hannah.

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