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Associate Professor Angela Wanhalla

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Room 2S4, Arts 1 (Burns) Building
Tel +64 3 479 8462
Email angela.wanhalla@otago.ac.nz


Academic qualifications

2005: PhD University of Canterbury
2001: MA University of Canterbury
1999: BA(Hons) University of Canterbury
 

Research interests

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.

Read more about the Māori Home Front project
 

Courses taught

 

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.
 

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Publications

Wanhalla, A. (2013). Matters of the heart: A history of interracial marriage in New Zealand. Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University Press, 231p.

Paterson, L., & Wanhalla, A. (2017). He Reo Wāhine: Māori women's voices from the nineteenth century. Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University Press, 372p.

Bennett, J. A., & Wanhalla, A. (Eds.). (2016). Mothers' darlings of the South Pacific: The children of indigenous women and US servicemen, World War II. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai'i Press, 379p.

Cooper, A., Paterson, L., & Wanhalla, A. (Eds.). (2015). The lives of colonial objects. Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press, 368p.

Wanhalla, A. (2011). Interracial sexual violence in 1860s New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of History, 45(1), 71-84.

Other Research Output

Wanhalla, A. (2020, April). Māori women in the armed forces. Te Hau Kāinga: The Māori Home Front. Retrieved from https://www.maorihomefront.nz/en/whanau-stories/maori-women-in-the-armed-forces/

Wanhalla, A. (2020, May). 'Paikea's men': Mobilising the Māori war effort. Te Hau Kāinga: The Māori Home Front. Retrieved from https://www.maorihomefront.nz/en/whanau-stories/paikeas-men/

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Authored Book - Research

Paterson, L., & Wanhalla, A. (2017). He Reo Wāhine: Māori women's voices from the nineteenth century. Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University Press, 372p.

Wanhalla, A. (2013). Matters of the heart: A history of interracial marriage in New Zealand. Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University Press, 231p.

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Edited Book - Research

Brookes, B., McCabe, J., & Wanhalla, A. (Eds.). (2019). Past caring? Women, work and emotion. Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press, 286p.

Bennett, J. A., & Wanhalla, A. (Eds.). (2016). Mothers' darlings of the South Pacific: The children of indigenous women and US servicemen, World War II. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai'i Press, 379p.

Cooper, A., Paterson, L., & Wanhalla, A. (Eds.). (2015). The lives of colonial objects. Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press, 368p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Wanhalla, A. (2018). Debating Clause 21: ‘Eugenic marriage’ in New Zealand. In D. B. Paul, J. Stenhouse & H. G. Spencer (Eds.), Eugenics at the edges of empire: New Zealand, Australia, Canada and South Africa. (pp. 107-127). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave MacMillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-64686-2

Wanhalla, A., & Paterson, L. (2018). ‘Tangled up’: Intimacy, emotion, and dispossession in colonial New Zealand. In P. Edmonds & A. Nettelbeck (Eds.), Intimacies of violence in the settler colony: Economies of dispossession around the Pacific Rim. (pp. 179-199). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-76231-9_9

Wanhalla, A. (2018). Indigenous women, marriage and colonial mobility. In R. Standfield (Ed.), Indigenous mobilities: Across and beyond the Antipodes. (pp. 209-231). Canberra, Australia: Australia National University Press. doi: 10.22459/IM.06.2018

Wanhalla, A. (2015). Living on the rivers' edge at the Taieri Native Reserve. In Z. Laidlaw & A. Lester (Eds.), Indigenous communities and settler colonialism: Land holding, loss and survival in an interconnected world. (pp. 138-157). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1057/9781137452368

Wanhalla, A. (2012). Beyond the borders: The “founding families” of southern New Zealand. In R. J. Brownlie & V. J. Korinek (Eds.), Finding a way to the heart: Feminist writings on aboriginal and women's history in Canada. (pp. 98-121). Winnipeg, Canada: University of Manitoba Press.

Wanhalla, A. (2010). “The natives uncivilize me”: Missionaries and interracial intimacy in early New Zealand. In P. Grimshaw & A. May (Eds.), Missionaries, indigenous peoples and cultural exchange. (pp. 24-36). Eastbourne, U.K.: Sussex Academic Press.

Wanhalla, A. (2010). The politics of 'periodical counting': Race, place and identity in southern New Zealand. In T. Banivanua Mar & P. Edmonds (Eds.), Making settler colonial space: Perspectives on race, place and identity. (pp. 198-217). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

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Journal - Research Article

Ruru, J., Wikaira, J., & Wanhalla, A. (2020). Te Takarangi: The significance of curating a sample list of Māori authorised non-fiction books. MAI Journal, 9(2), 111-120. doi: 10.20507/MAIJournal.2020.9.2.2

Wanhalla, A. (2019). “Modernizing” Māori marriage in New Zealand. Journal of Religious History, 43(2), 217-233. doi: 10.1111/1467-9809.12581

Wanhalla, A., & Stevens, K. (2019). A ‘class of no political weight’? Interracial marriage, mixed race children and land rights in southern New Zealand, 1840s-1880s. History of the Family, 24(3), 653-673. doi: 10.1080/1081602X.2019.1614474

Wanhalla, A. (2017). Intimate connections: Governing cross-cultural intimacy on New Zealand's colonial frontier. law&history, 4(2), 45-71.

Stevens, K., & Wanhalla, A. (2017). Intimate relations: Kinship and the economics of shore whaling in southern New Zealand, 1820-1860. Journal of Pacific History, 52(2), 135-155. doi: 10.1080/00223344.2017.1366820

Wanhalla, A., & Buxton, E. (2013). Pacific brides: US forces and interracial marriage during the Pacific war. Journal of New Zealand Studies, 14, 138-151.

Wanhalla, A. (2011). The ‘bickerings’ of the ‘Mangungu Brethren’: Talk, tales and rumour in early New Zealand. Journal of New Zealand Studies, 12, 13-28.

Wanhalla, A. (2011). Interracial sexual violence in 1860s New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of History, 45(1), 71-84.

Wanhalla, A. (2008). Women "living across the line": Intermarriage on the Canadian prairies and in southern New Zealand, 1870-1900. Ethnohistory, 55(1), 29-49. doi: 10.1215/00141801-2007-045

Wanhalla, A. (2007). To 'Better the Breed of Men': Women and eugenics in New Zealand, 1900-1935. Women's History Review, 16(2), 163-182.

Wanhalla, A. (2006). Housing un/healthy bodies: Native housing surveys and Maori health in New Zealand 1930-45. Health & History, 8(1), 100-120. Retrieved from http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/hah/8.1/wanhalla.html

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Other - Edited Journal

Jones, R. T., & Wanhalla, A. (Eds.). (2019). RCC Perspectives: Transformations in Environment & Society, 5 [Special issue: New Histories of Pacific Whaling] doi: 10.5282/rcc/8954. [Guest Editors].

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