Professor Sally Casswell of Massey’s SHORE Centre is an internationally renowned expert in alcohol and public health. She speaks with Malcolm Wood.
Knowing how to castrate and dock lambs hasn’t proven a particularly useful skill in adult life for Canadian historian Susan Mumm. Nor has knowing how to demurely exit a sports car while sporting a mini-skirt, or how to peel a variety of fruit with a knife and fork – the skills conferred by a Georgia finishing school.
But her early experiences may have influenced the direction of her academic work: following the lives of women constrained by the social, economic and religious mores of their time. Professor Mumm talks to Jennifer Little.