Quinnipiac University
Professor Hillary J. Haldane, PhD earned her BA in anthropology from San Diego State University, her diploma of arts in anthropology from the University of Otago, and her MA and PhD in anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her expertise sits at the intersection of Indigeneity, Gender-Based Violence, and the Culture Concept. Dr. Haldane's secondary area of expertise is the political-economy of general education. Dr. Haldane's interest in Oceania was piqued when she and her family moved to Aotearoa in 1982, and since 1997 she has conducted research in Aotearoa. Dr. Haldane teaches courses on sustainable development, gender-based violence, ethnography, medical anthropology, and gender/sex/sexuality. In addition to her research and primary areas of teaching, Dr. Haldane has offered a faculty-led course in Morocco since 2010, with a focus on gender, indigeneity, and "sustainable development" in southwest Morocco and the northern Sahara.
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  • BA, San Diego State University
  • MA, University of California Santa Barbara
  • PHD, University of California Santa Barbara

Areas of Expertise

  • Aotearoa New Zealand & Australia; Oceania broadly
  • All forms of gender-based violence
  • Indigenous politics, histories, cultures
  • the politics of soccer/football
  • general education and higher education


  • Anthropology

Office Location

  • College of Arts & Sciences 1 314

Mail Drop

  • CL-AC1


UN Women

Expert Roster, Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW)


2020 - Present

Central Queensland University

Fulbright Senior Scholar

Mackay, Queensland, Australia

2017 - 2017