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Current Postgraduate Student Research

MIndS Students 

Nurul Sultan 

The Relevance of Indigenous Knowledge in Contemporary Research Methodologies
Supervisor: Dr Lyn Carter
Email: sulnu913@student.otago.ac.nz

Masters Students

Tawini White

Reo-ā-iwi: He kohinga whakaaro.
Supervisor: Dr Karyn Paringatai
Email: tawini.white@otago.ac.nz

PhD Students

John Birnie

Exploring learner-centredness for adults learning te reo Māori
Supervisors: Associate Professor Lachy Paterson & Dr Matiu Rātima (until June 2015), then Professor Poia Rewi.
Email: birjo317@student.otago.ac.nz

Gianna Leoni (submitted)

Mā te taki te kāhui ka tau: Te reo Māori ki ngā umanga Kāwanantanga o Aotearoa (The use of the Māori language in Government departments in NZ)
Supervisors: Professor Poia Rewi & Associate Professor Lachy Paterson
Email: gianna.leoni@otago.ac.nz

Tangiwai Rewi

Reclaiming traditional knowledge frameworks in Waikato Tainui
Supervisors: Professor Michael Reilly (Te Tumu), & Professor Helen May (UoO College of Education)
Email: tangiwai.rewi@otago.ac.nz

Raphael Richter-Gravier

Ngā aitanga kapakapa a Tāne. A comparative approach to birds in mythology, ornithomancy, and bird symbolism in Māori and other Polynesian cultures.
Supervisor: Professor Michael Reilly
Email: raphael.richter-gravier@paradise.net.nz

Kelli Te Maiharoa

Why passive resistance was used by Tūpuna as a means to lay claim and maintain ahi kā to the whenua and does it currently hold validity and relevance for whānau today?
Supervisors: Lachy Paterson (Te Tumu) & Grant Gillett (Bioethics)
Email: kelli.temaiharoa@otago.ac.nz