Editors - in - Chief

Editorial Team

Executive Editors

Jinal Mehta

Jinal is a Masters of Public Policy student, focussing on international student policy in New Zealand. She earned a BA/BSc conjoint in 2018, majoring in Anthropology, Psychology, and Statistics. Jinal was published in Edition 7, and joined the editorial team for Edition 9. In her free time, she can be found curled up with a good book, or binge watching TV shows.

Published in: Edition 7, 
"In the Wake of the Quake"

Nithya Narayanan

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Nithya is in her fourth year of a BA/LLB(Hons) degree, double majoring in English and Economics for her BA. She joined the editorial team in 2019 and hasn't looked back since! Nithya is a keen poet whose work has previously appeared in StarlingMayhemHainamana, Salty and Best New Zealand Poems. She is also passionate about felines, legal dramas, and everything Bollywood.

Published in: Edition 7,

"Depths and Surfaces: The System of Layers in Shakespeare's Richard III"

and Edition 9, "Reimagining History: Objective Identity versus Subjective Alterities in Don Mee Choi's 'Shitty Kitty"

Paula Lee

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Paula is in her fifth year of a BA/LLB(Hons), majoring in Politics & International Relations and French. She was published in Edition 4 and joined the IJ team in 2017 as an editor and graphic designer, designing the covers for Editions 5–9. You might find her reading on the job as a Gallery Assistant at the Auckland Art Gallery. Though she hasn’t touched a paintbrush in 5 years, Paula says she enjoys painting and in her spare time, likes to test the limits of the human caffeine intake. 

Published in: Edition 4, 
"The Paradox of Intersectionality"

Alika Wells

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Alika collects tattoos and Pop! figures of female comic book characters. She earned her BA in Anthropology in 2015, and her MA in Green Criminology in 2018. She currently works as a freelance academic editor, and front-of-house at an Auckland tattoo studio. Outside of work, she has recently discovered a love for hiking, and can be found playing music with The Dark Third and the Auckland City Scoundrels.

Published in: Edition 3, 
"Facts, Figures and Fieldwork: Blurring the Lines Between Anthropology and Economics

Editorial Team

Tara Mok

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Tara Mok is a BA graduate, having majored in Psychology and English. Currently, she is studying toward a Certificate of Languages in French, while working as a research assistant. When she's not huddled over a laptop, you'll find her making music, dancing, writing lists, taking personality tests, or huddled over a book instead. 

Spencer Barley

Spencer is in his second year of a Law and Arts conjoint degree, majoring in Philosophy. He enjoys jumping about, staying active, and trying to learn things. Spencer was published in Edition 9, and has joined us in 2020 as an editor.

Published in: Edition 9,

"Objections to the New Teleological Argument"

Lily Holloway

Lily is in the final year of her Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English and Ancient History. In her spare time, she likes to read New Zealand poetry and go to second-hand markets with her girlfriend. Her creative writing has been published in Mayhem, The Spinoff, Mindfood, NZPS, The Three Lamps, and other various nooks and crannies.

Published in: Edition 9,

"Happily Ever After: Life After the Ring"

Jia Yin Chiang

Jia Yin is a Law and Arts conjoint student majoring in English. She is a new member of the editorial team in 2020, and is thrilled to be reading all your quality entries. When she is not braving a torrential downpour of assignments, she likes to binge Netflix's latest offerings, indulge in a bubble tea or two, and dabble in writing, art and music.

Published in: Edition 7,

"Depths and Surfaces: The System of Layers in Shakespeare's Richard III"

and Edition 9, "Reimagining History: Objective Identity versus Subjective Alterities in Don Mee Choi's 'Shitty Kitty"

INTERESTED IN JOINING US?

If you are interested in joining out team as a content editor or copyeditor, we would love to hear from you!

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Please note all positions are currently unpaid.

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