Associate Professor Nicolas Ian Lewis

BA/Bcom/MA(Hons)/PhD (Auckland)

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Associate Professor

Postgraduate supervision

Current postgraduate students

  • Manea Sweeney, Waste management in the Cook Islands: effective governance for environmental sustainability in small island economies.
  • Stign te Strake, Leading the Next Phase of Internationalisation: Building Global Universities through International Networks.
  • Amy Brockbank, Interpreting BRCSS as a knowledge space: geographies of coming of age in social science
  • Ritesh Shah, Democracy where art thou? A comparative analysis of school governance in Aotearoa/New Zealand and Venezuela (co-supervised with Eve Coxon, Development Studies)
  • Elisa Worner, Free market policy and the development of the Chilean wine industry (co-supervised with Yvonne Underhill-Sem, Development Studies)
  • Alison Greenaway, Spaces of community learning for environmental management (co-supervised with Richard Le Heron)
  • Bev Trowbridge, Subjectivities and Socialities in Sustainable Development (co-supervised with Richard Le Heron)
  • Ivo Keel, Environmentally progressive practices in the New Zealand wine industry
  • Rendt Gorter, The political ecology of conflict mitigation in natural resource management (co-supervised with Richard Le Heron)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Lewis, N. (2018). Rescuing hope and possibility from development on Atiu, Cook Islands?. Change and Continuity in the Pacific: Revisiting the Region (pp. 69-86). 10.4324/9781315188645
  • Lewis, N. (2017). From value as theoretical object to rent as political project. Dialogues in Human Geography, 7 (3), 331-335. 10.1177/2043820617736619
  • Lewis, N., Le Heron, R., & Campbell, H. (2017). The mouse that died: Stabilizing economic practices in free trade space. In V. Higgins, W. Larner (Eds.) Assembling neoliberalism: Expertise, practices, subjects (pp. 151-171). New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 10.1057/978-1-137-58204-1_8
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Richard Le Heron
  • Lewis, N., & Shore, C. (2017). Managing the third mission: Reform or reinvention of the public university?. In S. Wright, C. Shore (Eds.) Death of the public university? Uncertain futures for higher education in the knowledge economy (pp. 47-68). Oxford: Berghahn Books.
  • Thrush, S. F., Lewis, N., Le Heron, R., Fisher, K. T., Lundquist, C. J., & Hewitt, J. (2016). Addressing surprise and uncertain futures in marine science, marine governance, and society. Ecology and Society, 21 (2).10.5751/ES-08574-210244
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Karen Fisher, Richard Le Heron, Simon Thrush, Carolyn Lundquist, Judi Hewitt
  • Le Heron, R., Lewis, N., Fisher, K., Thrush, S., Lundquist, C., Hewitt, J., & Ellis, J. (2016). Non-sectarian scenario experiments in socio-ecological knowledge building for multi-use marine environments: Insights from New Zealand's Marine Futures project. Marine Policy, 67, 10-21. 10.1016/j.marpol.2016.01.022
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Karen Fisher, Richard Le Heron, Simon Thrush, Carolyn Lundquist, Judi Hewitt
  • Lewis, N., Le Heron, R., Carolan, M., Campbell, H., & Marsden, T. (2016). Assembling generative approaches in agri-food research. In R. Le Heron, H. Campbell, N. Lewis, M. Carolan (Eds.) Biological economies: Experimentation and the politics of agri-food frontiers (pp. 11-29). Oxford: Routledge.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Richard Le Heron
  • Lewis, N. (2016). Governmentality at work in shaping a critical geographical politics. In S. Springer, K. Birch, J. MacLeavy (Eds.) The Handbook of Neoliberalism (pp. 73-83). Oxon, UK: Routledge.

Contact details

Primary office location

SCIENCE CENTRE 301 - Bldg 301
Level 4, Room 434
New Zealand