Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley is the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Massey University, New Zealand. He was the Programme Leader for the “Integration of Immigrants Programme” and Nga Tangata Oho Mairangi which researches population change and is one of the Principal Investigators on Capturing the Diversity Dividend of Aotearoa New Zealand ($5.5 million, MBIE, 2014-2020).
He is the author or editor of 27 books on politics, employment and labour markets, ethnic identity and immigration. He was awarded the Royal Society's Science and Technology Medal for leadership in intercultural relations in 2009, he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of California Berkeley in 2010 and was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 2011. In 2013, he was a Visiting Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen.
Professor Paul Spoonley is sponsored by Massey University.