Head of Programme
Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki, Ngāi Tahu
2005: PhD University of Canterbury
2001: MA University of Canterbury
1999: BA(Hons) University of Canterbury
Angela specialises in Māori, New Zealand, and women's history. Her research focuses on the intersections between gender, race and sexuality in colonial history, with a speciﬁc focus on the connections between race and intimacy within and across colonial cultures. In addition to her work on the history of marriage and the family, Angela also has an interest in material and visual culture, particularly the history of photography.
Angela is currently involved in two projects: a book on the social, legal and cultural legacies of the American occupation of New Zealand through the experiences of New Zealand's GI War Brides. She is also working on a collaborative project with Professor Lachy Paterson (Te Tumu) on the Māori Home Front during the Second World War, which is supported by a Marsden Grant.
- HIST 107 New Zealand in the World from the 18th Century
- HIST 242 Histories of Crime and Punishment
- HIST 246 Activist Histories: Contesting Settler Colonialism
- HIST 353 Practising History
Areas of research supervision
Cross-cultural encounters, colonialism and race in nineteenth century New Zealand, Māori history, gender, marriage, the family and the history of sexuality.
Wanhalla, A., Ryan, L., & Nurka, C. (Eds.). (2023). Aftermaths: Colonialism, violence and memory in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press, 312p.
Wanhalla, A. (2023). Les Māori, la photographie et le colonialisme en Nouvelle-Zélande. In C. Barthe & A. Lacour (Eds.), Mondes photographiques, histoires des débuts. (pp. 283-287). Arles, France: Actes Sud.
Jones, R. T., & Wanhalla, A. (Eds.). (2022). Across species and cultures: Whales, humans, and Pacific worlds. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai'i Press, 336p.
Ballantyne, T., Paterson, L., & Wanhalla, A. (Eds.). (2020). Indigenous textual cultures: Reading and writing in the age of global empire. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 368p. doi: 10.2307/j.ctv153k5kj
Jenks, T., & Wanhalla, A. (2020). Psychological casualties: War neurosis, rehabilitation, and the family in post-World War II New Zealand. Health & History, 22(2), 1-25. doi: 10.5401/healthhist.22.2.0001