Department of Sociology
The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Dr McIntosh is a Senior Lecturer and researcher in Sociology at The University of Auckland. Completing her doctorate in sociology in 2002, she has lectured at the University since 1999, and in 2004-2005 was a Fulbright Visiting Lecturer in New Zealand Studies at Georgetown, Washington D.C.
Tracey brings a wide level of experience in international work, community development, student equity and her contributions to the academic community to her role at Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga . She has been a member of the Fulbright Senior Scholar and New Zealand Graduate Scholarship Panel, a member of the Marsden Fund Social Science Panel and the FoRST Te Tipu o te Wananga Māori Research Investment Panel. Tracey also was the Associate Dean (Equity) in the Faculty of Arts in 2003-2007 and was Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (EO) from 2005- 2008.
Of Tuhoe descent, Tracey has been involved in Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga as a foundation member of the Research Committee and has had a long involvement with the Māori Women’s Welfare League. In 2002 she was awarded a University of Auckland Distinguished Teaching Award. She has also taught in France and Burundi, and lectured in Sociology at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji.
School of Biological Sciences
University of Auckland, New Zealand
Professor Walker, of the Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour Group, School of Biological Sciences at the University of Auckland, has served on the Boards of two Crown Research Institutes, the New Zealand Government Science and Innovation Advisory Council, and as a co-opted member of the Society Council of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Michael brings extensive teaching, research and service provision experience to his role at Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. Throughout his career he has worked to increase participation by Māori and Pacific Island people in all aspects of science and has helped lead initiatives to improve their recruitment and retention as students entering the sciences at university level. This work has included the establishment of the Tuakana Programme to ensure Māori and Pacific Island students in biology succeeded in their first year at university and in their whole degree. He is also active in advocacy for science and science education to Māori and Pacific Island people.
Department of American Studies
University of Minnesota
Associate Professor Child teaches courses in American Indian Studies and History at the University of Minnesota. In 1998, she gained critical acclaim for her work Boarding School Seasons: American Indian Families, 1900 -1940. The book examined hundreds of letters by students, parents and school officials to map American Indian experiences of boarding school in the first half of the 20th century and earned her the North American Indian Prose Award. Child is a Board Member of the Minnesota Historical Society, the Eiteljorg Museum, the Division of Indian Work and is an officer in the American Society for Ethnohistory and member of the Board of Editors of Ethnohistory. In 2003, she was awarded the Presidents Outstanding Community Service Award at the University of Minnesota. Brenda has also served on the Editorial Boards of the Indigenous Education series, the American Indian Lives series, Ethnohistory, and the Native American Studies series.
Faculty of Humanities
University of Tromso
Gaski is the author and editor of several books and articles on Sami literature and culture. Gaski has been visiting scholar at several universities in the U.S., Australia, and in Greenland, and is very much used as speaker internationally on Sami issues. He was until recently a member of the joint coordinating committee of a research program in Nicaragua conducted as a collaborative project between the University of Tromsø and URACCAN university in Nicaragua 2000-2007. For six years he was a board member in the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States 1999-2005. He is currently the chair of the Sami non-fiction writers association.
David Unaipon College of Indigenous Education and Research
University of South Australia
Irene Watson is an Associate Professor at the David Unaipon College of Indigenous Education and Research, at the University of South Australia. Irene’s academic work has published extensively in the area of Aboriginal rights and law, has worked as a legal practitioner and is an advocate within international fora. She continues to work on the struggle to protect country, including the recording of traditional language place names, oral histories and language.
Sandy Grande is an Associate Professor in the Education Department at Connecticut College and also works as a research consultant for the Ford Foundation. She is currently working on developing a Indigenous Think Tank, with a home location in New York City. Her research and teaching are profoundly inter- and cross-disciplinary, and interfaces critical, feminist, Indigenous and Marxist theories of education with the concerns of Indigenous education. Her book, Red Pedagogy: Native American Social and Political Thought (Rowman and Littlefield, 2004) has been met with critical acclaim. She has also published several articles including "Critical Theory and American Indian Identity and Intellectualism," The International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, and "American Indian Geographies of Identity and Power: At the Crossroads of Indigena and Mestizaje," Harvard Educational Review.
American Indian Studies and Anthropology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Vicente Diaz is Associate Professor of American Indian Studies and Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also an elected Council Member of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association. Born and raised on Guam, Diaz taught Pacific History and Micronesian Studies at the University of Guam from 1992-2001 before moving to the University of Michigan, where he helped build Pacific Islands Studies. Diaz joined the University of Illinois in Spring 2012. Diaz's research and teaching interests include Native Pacific Cultural Studies, Comparative Native Studies, Traditional Micronesian Voyaging, Indigenous Historiography, and Cultural Studies of Sports. His major work includes Repositioning the Missionary: Rewriting the Histories of Colonialism, Native Catholicism, and Indigeneity in Guam. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press (2010) and the documentary, Sacred Vessels: Navigating Identity and Tradition in Micronesia (1997). He is the former Coordinator of the Micronesian Seafaring Society and Historian for the Guam Political Status Education Coordinating Commission's "Hale'ta Book Series," a series of history and civics textbooks that provided indigenous Chamorro perspectives on Guam's history for the island's public school system.
Political Science, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Charles Sturt University
New South Wales, Australia
Dominic O'Sullivan has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Waikato, where he was a Research Fellow before moving to Charles Sturt University where he is a Senior Lecturer in Political Science. In 2005 his PhD was published as Faith, Politics and Reconciliation: Catholicism and the Politics of Indigeneity (Huia Publishers and the Australian Theological Forum). Also In 2005, he was co-editor with Cynthia Piper, of an academic history of the Catholic Diocese of Hamilton, New Zealand Turanga Ngatahi: Standing Together: The Catholic Diocese of Hamilton 1840-2005 (Dunmore Publishing). In 2007 Dominic published Beyond Biculturalism: the politics of an indigenous minority (Huia Publishers), which is a theoretical exposition of underlying themes in Māori policy. His most recent book Scaling-up Education Reform: addressing the politics of disparity (NZCER Press), was written with Russell Bishop and Mere Berryman and proposes a model for sustainable and replicable school reform.
Dominic is involved in a number of further research projects on the comparative politics of indigeneity, with a particular current focus on the politics of indigenous Australian health.
He Parekereke, College of Education
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Joanna is a sociologist at He Parekereke, the Institute for Research and Development in Māori and Pacific Education at Victoria University of Wellington. Her teaching and research is in the area of Māori education and youth studies. She also has an interest in indigenous place-based education.
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga
Dr. Mere Kepa is a transcultural educationalist. She has published widely on pedagogical decolonisation, applied linguistics, language, culture and education, learning and development in multilingual contexts, international development and indigenous knowledge, and care of the elderly. She is particularly interested in Māori and Pacific Islands peoples' languages and cultures.
Mere has worked with numerous Government organisations and corporations as a researcher on indigenous issues, including Mighty River Power, the Health Research Council, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education. She is also involved in management of the Patuharakeke Trust Board and governance of the Tataiahape Marare Trustees in Waimana. For the last two years, Mere has been the Tangata Whenua representative and moderator for New Zealand's National Diploma in Teaching Early Childhood Education, Pasifika.
Mere is currently a Research Fellow with Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.
Institute of Technology Tralee
Dr. Muiris Ó Laoire is a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Technology Tralee, He is co-editor of Teagasc na Gaeilge (Ireland) and The Celtic Journal of Language Learning (U.S.) and guest lecturer at Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, National University of Ireland, Galway. He is author of textbooks, academic books and several articles on sociolinguistics and language pedagogy. He is a former president of IRAAL, the Irish Association of Applied Linguistics, the Irish affiliate of AILA. He was awarded IRCHSS Government of Ireland Research Fellow in 2003-2004 to undertake research on language planning and pedagogy. In 2007 he was awarded Williams Evans Visiting Fellowship at the University of Otago New Zealand an honorary fellowship at Te Mata o te Tau, Academy for Māori Research and Scholarship, Massey University New Zealand. He is currently conducting research on indigenous language revitalization and language policy with tribals in Orissa India.
University of Waikato
Professor Linda Smith is the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Māori) at Waikato University. She is currently Deputy Chair of the Council of Te Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, a member of the Advisory Committee for Official Statistics New Zealand, and a member of the Māori Reference Group for the Tertiary Education Commission. She also currently holds a Chair in Education at The University of Auckland.
In 1998, she was awarded Te Tohu Pae Tawhiti, the New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) Inaugural Award for Research Excellence in Māori Education. She also received the NZARE 1998 Jean Herbison Lecture Award and a Churchill Fellowship in 1991. Linda’s book, "Decolonising Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples", received international attention and is now used as a text across a range of disciplines and institutions. It has been translated into Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Italian and Bhasa Indonesian.
Te Whare Wānanga O Awanuiārangi
Whakatane, New Zealand
Patricia is the Head of the School of Indigenous Graduate Studies at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi in Whakatane. Her discipline is education, incorporating indigenous education, policy, history, social policy, schooling and leadership.
Visiting Professor - School of Religion
Claremont Graduate University
Professor Marcos is an accomplished author, teacher and researcher on gender issues in ancient and contemporary MesoAmerica. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Centro de Derechos Humanos Don Sergio, an organization promoting indigenous rights. She is also founding member of the International Connections Committee of the American Academy of Religion and the Secretary for the International Affairs of the Permanent Board of Directors for the Asociacion Latinoamericana para el Estudio de las Religiones. Sylvia is also a member of the editorial boards for Religion and Cuadernos Feministas, an editorial advisor for Concilium: International Review of Theology and an international editor for Gender and Society. Previously, she taught postgraduate courses at Harvard University.
Faculty of Education
University of Buea
Therese graduated with PhD in Child Development and Pedagogy from the University of Bristol in 1985. She has worked as a consultant for UNESCO, UNICEF, PLAN INTERNATIONAL, The World Bank, DED (German Development Corporation) and the African Development Bank. Therese's research interests include the psychology of development (from nursery to higher education), educational process, teacher education and training, as well as the assessment of pedagogical outcomes. Prior to her appointment at the University of Buea, Therese served as Head of Department of Sciences Education at ENS Yaonde. She has also held visiting lectureships at the University of Frankfurt and Osnabrueck University in Germany. The author of three books and numerous journal articles, therese also serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Psychology in Africa.
Communication Studies, Shonan University, Fujisawa, Japan
David Hough is Professor of Communication at Shonan Institute of Technology in Fujisawa, Japan. For more than thirty years he has been active in educational initiatives, which support indigenous and minority rights, and which engage his students in the process of social change. He has advised ministries and departments of education, institutions of higher learning, local educational bodies, NGOs, INGOs, and indigenous peoples organizations on issues of linguistic human rights, multilingual education and language planning and policy. In addition to Japan, he has worked on indigenous issues in Canada, Nauru, Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, Russia, Vietnam, Malaysia, India and Nepal. He served from 2007-2008 as Chief Technical Advisor to the Nepal Ministry of Education and Sports for the country’s Multilingual Education Program. He has also officially advocated with indigenous organizations from Nepal at the United Nations.
University of Auckland
Margaret Mutu is professor and head of Māori studies at the University of Auckland, and is of Ngāti Kahu, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Whatua, and Scottish descent. She is the chairperson of her iwi parliament, Te Rūnanga-ā-Iwi o Ngāti Kahu based in the Far North and serves on a number of local, national and international indigenous bodies. With a PhD in Māori studies and linguistics from the University of Auckland, her research interests include recording and translating oral traditions; Polynesian linguistics; Māori resource management, conservation practices and Treaty of Waitangi claims against the Crown. She has published many articles and three books: one on the grammar of the Marquesan language, another on her own hapū, Te Whanau Moana. Her latest book published in 2011 is The State of Māori Rights. It is a collation of annual reviews of issues affecting Māori between 1994 and 2009.