Department of Political Economy
Anna Sturman is a PhD candidate in the Political Economy Department. Her research centres on Aotearoa New Zealand’s climate change policy and uses a range of neo-Marxian theory to explore the state, agricultural capital and the valuation of non-human nature.
Anna holds a First Class Honours degree in Political Science from the University of Canterbury and is a qualified Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. At present she is an Editorial Assistant and Publicity Officer for the Economic and Labour Relations Review, a journal of the Industrial Relations Research Centre based at UNSW and a Sessional Lecturer for the University of Sydney.
Anna attended the 21st and 23rd Conferences of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as a New Zealand youth delegate and is a proud climate activist and unionist. In early 2019 Anna co-founded the Climate Justice Collective, a grassroots network organising toward a radical Green New Deal for Australia, with her fellow political economist Tash Heenan.
Anna Sturman is the Research Lead on Capital, the State and Climate Change in Aotearoa.