About the presenter

Spring Week on Campus 2019
Research Fellow Kate Hannah

Research Fellow Kate Hannah

Kate Hannah has a Master of Arts (2004) from Waikato University in 19th Century American Literary Culture. Her principal research area is the historiography of the history of science, with a focus on the cultures and subcultures of science, gender in science history, and narrative and complexity. She holds multiple roles at Te Pūnaha Matatini, a New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence for complex systems and networks – Deputy Director, Equity and Inclusion, executive manager and associate investigator; she is a research fellow in the Department of Physics at the University of Auckland, and a Te Pūnaha Matatini-funded PhD candidate at the Centre for Science and Society at Victoria University Wellington, investigating novel hybrid methodologies for the history of science. Basically, she’s a historian in a Physics department.

From 2014-2016, Treasa worked on projects with the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade examining legal issues involved in nuclear weapons disarmament, in particular the legal relationship between the NPT and any nuclear weapons disarmament initiatives. In 2017, Treasa joined the delegation of United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) at the negotiations for a Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty.