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Dean

  • Professor Poia Rewi (On Study Leave until 24 December, 2018)
    Language revitalisation; Māori culture; Māori performing arts
  • Associate Professor Lachy Paterson (Acting Dean, until 24 December, 2018)
    Māori history (social, cultural, political); Te reo Māori; Niupepa Māori; Race relations; Indigenous textual cultures; Māori print culture

Academic Staff

  • Dr Lyn Carter
    Social impact of climate change; Landscape & identity; Environmental literacy; Maori & indigenous development
  • Dr Alumita Durutalo
    Pacific Islands politics; Indigenous leadership; Pacific Islands languages, culture & identity
  • Craig Hall
    Reo rūmaki; Second language acquisition; Silent way of learning
  • Dr Telesia Kalavite, Lecturer
    Pacific Islands Studies; Pacific education; Pacific religion and culture; Indigenous development; Tongan language and translation; Climate change and sustainable development​; Social justice
    Email telesia.kalavite@otago.ac.nz
    Phone +64 3 479 3974
  • Dr Gianna Leoni, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Te reo Māori; Language normalisation; Sociolinguistics; Identify formation
    Email gianna.leoni@otago.ac.nz
    Phone +64 3 479 8624
  • Professor Merata Kawharu (Adjunct Research Professor)
    Māori development; Indigenous & Māori entrepreneurship; Leadership; World heritage; Māori cultural heritage
  • Erica Newman
    Adoption of children; Whāngai; Cross-cultural adoption; Inter-country adoption; Identity; Kinship; Representation
  • Dr Karyn Paringatai
    Māori performing arts; Māori language acquisition; Socio-cultural effects of urbanisation; Māori identity; Māori pedagogies; Second language acquisition
  • Associate Professor Lachy Paterson
    Māori history (social, cultural, political); Te reo Māori; Niupepa Māori; Race relations; Indigenous textual cultures; Māori print culture
  • Megan Potiki
    Kāi Tahu history & archives; Kāi Tahu mōteatea; Language loss
  • Tangiwai Rewi 
    Māori education; Māori pedagogies; Te reo me ngā tikanga Māori; Intergenerational knowledge transmission
  • Professor Michael P.J. Reilly
    Polynesian traditional histories; Forms & content of Indigenous history; Collectors of Polynesian traditions
  • Dr Michelle Schaaf
    Cultural studies; Pacific studies; Physical cultural studies; Body studies; Gender studies; Education; Race; Sports studies; Diaspora & identity
  • Dr Paerau Warbrick
    Treaty of Waitangi; Waitangi Tribunal; Māori Land Court; Māori land; Law; New Zealand history; Māori history; Whānau history; Autobiography & autoethnography
  • Dr Jim Williams
    Ngāi Tahu; Māori research methodologies; Māori natural resource management; Pre-contact history; Oral traditions

Support Staff