Staff research in Māori Studies

Māori Studies fosters and publishes research that helps promote and enhance our understanding of Māori language, culture and society.

Staff research interests

  • Dr Jen Martin
    Māori language revitalisation and development, academic writing in te reo Māori, Māori achievement and advancement through education.
  • Dr Tiopira McDowell
    Māori history, Māori political engagement with the state and the Māori seats in parliament, Māori political movements, Māori leadership, Māori activism, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Treaty of Waitangi 1840, Treaty settlements, Māori fresh water rights.
  • Professor Tracey McIntosh
    Religion, death and dying, crime and extreme marginalisation.
  • Professor Margaret Mutu
    Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Māori claims against the Crown; Māori rights, sovereignty and constitutional transformation in Aotearoa New Zealand; oral traditions and histories of hapū and iwi of Ngāti Kahu, Te Rarawa and Te Hiku o te Ika (the Far North); translation studies; Māori resource management and conservation practices; Māori customary fisheries; the rating of Māori land; Māori-Chinese encounters; and Māori and Polynesian linguistics.
  • Dr Arapera Ngaha
    The revitalisation of te reo Māori, the relationship between language and identity.
  • Hone Sadler
    Māori language, Matauranga Māori.
  • Distinguished Professor Dame Anne Salmond
    Māori society, indigenous cultures and lives.