Professor John Morrow

Professor John Morrow

Professor Morrow was appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) in 2009.Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) is a full-time position, with responsibility for the academic affairs of the University.

Professor Morrow is a member of the senior management team and deputises for the Vice-Chancellor in his absence. As Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), he line manages the following University units:

  • The University Library and Learning Services
  • The Quality Office
  • Foundation programmes
  • The University of Auckland at Manukau Programme
  • Auckland University Press

Professor Morrow chairs the Education Committee (one of the two main committees of the University Senate), the Academic Programmes Committee, the Teaching and Learning Quality Committee and the Library Committee. He sits on the University's Academic Staffing Committee, the Staff Advisory Committee, Budget Committee, the Capital Planning and Budgeting Committee, and the Board of Graduate Studies. He is also a member, and sometimes chair, of the joint board that the University has established with the Manukau Institute of Technology.

Brief curriculum vitae

Professor Morrow has a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts with first class honours from the University of Canterbury and a PhD from York University, Toronto. Formerly Professor of Political Theory in the School of History, Politics and Philosophy, and Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Research) at Victoria University of Wellington, John Morrow was appointed Professor of Political Studies at The University of Auckland in 2002 and Dean of Arts in 2003. He became DVC(A) in July 2009.

Professor Morrow has taught and undertaken supervision in political theory and in the history of political thought. His research has focused primarily on nineteenth-century British and European political thought, with a recent emphasis on the relationship between romanticism and political ideas. He has published on this area and on aspects of nineteenth-century liberalism, and regularly reviews articles and books for international scholarly journals and academic publishers and grant applications for international funding agencies.

He has been a Bye Fellow of Robinson College, Cambridge, a visiting Lecture in the History Faculty of the University of Cambridge, Guest Lecturer and Visiting Scholar at the Folger Centre for the Study of British Political Thought, Washington, DC, and a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh.

Publications include:

Ed. (with Paul Harris) T. H. Green: Lectures on the Principles of Political Obligation and other Political Writings (Cambridge and New York, Cambridge University Press, 1986).

Coleridge's Political Thought: Property, Morality and the Limits of Traditional Discourse (London, Macmillan/New York, St. Martin's Press, 1990). Pp. ix, 215.

Ed. Coleridge's Writings: On Politics and Society (London, Macmillan, 1990/ Princeton NJ, Princeton University Press, 1991).

(with Mark Francis) A History of English Political Thought in the Nineteenth Century (London, Duckworth & Co/New York, St. Martin’s Press, 1994).

The History of Political Thought: A Thematic Introduction (London, Macmillan/New York, New York University Press, 1998). Chinese translation , Taipei, Weber, 2004.

Ed. Young England: The New Generation (London and New York, Leicester University Press, 1999).

The History of Western Political Thought: A Thematic Introduction (London and New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), second edition. Portuguese translation, Mems Martin, Publicacoes Europa-America, 2007.

Thomas Carlyle (London and New York, Hambledon-Continuum, 2006; pb 2007).

Ed. T. H. Green, International Library of Essays in the History of Social and Political Thought (Aldershot and Burlington, Ashgate, 2007).

Ed. (with Jonathan Scott) Liberty, Authority, Formality: Political Ideas and Culture, 1660-1900 (Exeter and Charlottesville, Imprint Academic, 2008).

Romanticism and Political Thought in the Early Nineteenth Century, in Greg Claeys and Gareth Stedman-Jones (eds.), The Cambridge History of Nineteenth-Century Political Thought (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2011). Pp. 39-72.

Contact details

John Morrow
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
Auckland Mail Centre
Auckland 1142
New Zealand.

Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 87363
Fax: +64 9 373 7407
Email: j.morrow@auckland.ac.nz.