In this episode, we spoke with Associate Professor Wil Hoverd, Director of the Centre for Defence and Security Studies at Massey University about his research and most recent book, State of Threat. We covered topics including ideas about what National Security means, sexism in the security sector, and the Wellington Occupation. If you would like to learn more about Wil’s research see the links below.–but-do-we-know-what-that-means

Academic Articles

Rivera, C., Oxholm, T., & Hoverd, W. (2023). New Zealand Religious Groups’ Responses to the Christchurch Terror Attacks: Inclusion, Exclusion and the State Response to the Mosque Victims. Journal for the Academic Study of Religion. 36(1), 1-27

Hoverd, WJ., Salter, L., & Veale, K. (2021). The Christchurch Call: insecurity, democracy and digital media – can it really counter online hate and extremism?. SN Social Sciences. 1(1), Retrieved from

Hoverd, W. (2021). FASCISTS AMONG US: Online Hate and the Christchurch Massacre. New Zealand International Review. 46(1), 27-28Retreived from