Patron: Her Excellency The Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy, GNZM, QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand

Dr Anita Perkins

Anita PerkinsAnita Perkins is a keen writer and researcher and writes articles for the Asia Forum website. She holds a PhD in German literature from the University of Otago. Over the last few years Anita has been working in public sector roles in international relations, environmental management and arts and cultural policy. This has included representing New Zealand at international environmental meetings in South Korea, Slovenia and Thailand. Anita maintains a keen interest in the academic world, including presenting on her book ‘Travel Texts and Moving Cultures’ at the University of Lancaster in April of 2017. Since 2008, Anita has been a member of the Asia New Zealand foundation’s leadership network. In addition to high school and university exchanges in Germany, Anita spent time living in Japan during ski seasons in Hokkaido and teaching English in Tokyo.