Marcus Coll is soon to complete his doctoral studies delving into a uniquely Ōtautahi Christchurch history focusing on our founders Dr Kate Dewes and Commander Robert Green RN (Ret’d) and their activism in the nuclear disarmament movement.
Marcus, a former DSC staffer and founder of UCDisarm, the youth wing of the DSC, is undertaking his PhD studies at the University of Canterbury Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha, in the Department of International Relations and Political Science.
He has entered the Visualise Your Thesis competition by the Universityof Canterbury in which students tell their research in a one-minute video. The video is up for a People's Choice Award and the competition is open until July 24th, the video with the most 'likes' on YouTube wins. Have a watch and give the video a like.
Once his thesis is submitted later this year Marcus will update us on his research and findings, which we are looking forward to and will share widely.
You can also hear more from Marcus in a podcast he did with Mia Sutherland on RDU about disarmament here.
Marcus' research has been made possible by research grants from the Asia New Zealand Foundation, and the Peace and Disarmament Education Trust.