BA(Hons)(Otago), RSA/Cambridge CELTA, MA, PhD(Otago), Te Aupikitanga ki te Reo Kairangi, Te Pīnakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi (Te Wānanga o Aotearoa)
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Karyn's research interests are in a number of areas that intersect at various points. These are: sociological issues surrounding Māori urbanisation and Māori identity development and maintenance; Māori performing arts, particularly poi, the analysis of haka and waiata compositions and the role kapa haka plays in identity; grammatical aspects of the Māori language and second language acquisition; Māori language and Māori performing arts teaching methodologies. She is a co-director of an Otago Research Theme, Poutama Ara Rau, alongside Professor Jacinta Ruru (Faculty of Law) and Associate Professor Suzanne Pitama (Christchurch Medical School). The aim of Poutama Ara Rau is to research how Māori knowledge and teaching and learning pedagogies can transform tertiary teaching to enhance student success.
- Roma Simmons-Donaldson - BA (Hons) - Walking in two worlds: Te reo Maori as a tool for Maori identity formation in urban New Zealand
- Lou Kewene-Doig - PhD - He Kohinga Pao (with Dr Jennifer Cattermole)
- Nikita Hall - PhD - Intergenerational Language Transmission
- Jenni Tipu - PhD - Being Adopted: The Lifelong search for Self
- Yvonne Brower - EdD - Tātaiako (with Professor Lisa Smith & Dr Vivienne Anderson)
- Will Flavell - EdD - Motivations for non-Māori students to learn te reo Māori (with Dr Susan Sandretto and Dr Catherine Hartung)
- Kahurangi Salu - BA (Hons) - Tuu Tonu Whakatika (2016) (Māori)
- Tawini White - MA - He Waka Huia, He Waka Reo-ā-Iwi: The importance of reo-ā-iwi in identity formation (2016)
- Tyson Tautari - BA (Hons) - Au Au: A ‘tail’ of the kurī (2014)
- Matt Gillies - BA (Hons) - Whakatau Hinengaro: Rongoā mō te Arero Tauhou (2014) (Māori)
- Gianna Leoni - MA - He manu hou ahau, he pī ka rere: The transition of Māori language immersion students to the University of Otago (2011)
- Gianna Leoni - BA (Hons) - Ko tōku Māoritanga: The Formation of Māori Identity in Dunedin (2009)
- Courtney Sullivan - BA (Hons) - Mai i Aotearoa - From New Zealand: The effects of living in Australia on Māori identity (2008)
- 2014: Prime Minister’s Supreme Award for Tertiary Teaching Excellence
- 2014: National Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award for Sustained Excellence in a Kaupapa Māori Context
- 2014: Otago University Teaching Excellence Award in a Kaupapa Māori Context
- 2013: Most Engaging Presentation Award, Spotlight on Teaching and Learning Symposium (Dunedin, New Zealand, 26-27 Aug).
- 2000: Te Tumu Prize (Outstanding achievement in MAOR 490 - He Raukura)
- 2000: Tongarerewa Prize (Academic excellence in Māori Studies)
- 2000: Te Ihorei Prize (Contribution to tikanga Māori)
Paringatai, K. (2018). He Hūnuku: Māori urban migration. In M. Reilly, S. Duncan, G. Leoni, L. Paterson, L. Carter, M. Rātima & P. Rewi (Eds.), Te Kōparapara: An introduction to the Māori world. (pp. 266-284). Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University Press.
Paringatai, K. (2017). Māori and Pākehā encounters of difference: The realization that we're not the same. In Z. L. Rocha & M. Webber (Eds.), Mana Tangatarua: Mixed heritages, ethnic identity and biculturalism in Aotearoa/New Zealand. (pp. 151-168). Abington, UK: Routledge.
Paringatai, K., Pitama, S., Ruru, J., & Keegan, T. T. (2017). Rauaroha: he tohu aroha rau i te akoranga. MAI Journal, 6(3), 272-282. doi: 10.20507/MAIJournal.2017.6.3.4
Paringatai, K., Pitama, S., & Ruru, J. (2017). Poutama Ara Rau: He waka eke noa [Plenary panel discussion]. Proceedings of the Talking Teaching Conference. Retrieved from https://akoacademy.ac.nz/programme
Paringatai, K. (2016). [Review of the book Tauira: Māori methods of learning and teaching]. Journal of Polynesian Society, 125(4), 451-452. [Book Review].