Sharon McLennan:

Reading, thinking and writing about development, politics & culture in the Pacific, Latin America and the world.

This month…

Happy New Year! This year will see some changes for me as I finish up my post-doctoral fellowship with the Corporate Community Development project and begin work as a lecturer in Massey’s new core BA papers exploring national and global citizenship. I’m also continuing to develop my volunteering research and am looking forward to returning to Fiji later in the year to explore this further. Over the summer I have continued to write up this research, and had the opportunity to speak to Wallace Chapman on Radio NZ to discuss some of the pitfalls of voluntourism.


Latest Blog Post:

More thoughts on volunteering & voluntourism…

As my interview on Radio NZ’s Sunday Morning programme goes to air I thought it might be a good opportunity to post some further thoughts on international volunteering, voluntourism and my research. (read more)