After completing a PhD at Sussex University in 1986, I taught at Perugia University in Italy (1986) before taking up a research internship in the European Parliament, Brussels. Between 1987-1990, I lectured in Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University before taking a permanent lectureship at Goldsmiths University in London. I held various positions at Goldsmiths (Senior Lecturer, Reader, Professor) until 2003 when I was appointed to the Chair in Social Anthropology at the University of Auckland. In 2006 I was became founding Director of the Europe Institute and was co-Director (with Dr. Maureen Benson-Rea) from 2007-2008.
This 3-dimensional cardboard ‘desk-pyramid’ was sent to all staff at the University of Auckland announcing three of the senior management team’s new policies. Foremost among these was a new ‘anti-fraud hotline’, which urges academics to become whistleblowers if they see, or suspect, malfeasance in the university.