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.
Associate Professor Tracey McIntosh lectures and researches in sociology at the University of Auckland and is the co-director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. 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 to her role at Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga in international work, community development, student equity and her contributions to the academic community.
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.
Associate Professor, Department of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
School of Education Indiana University Bloomington
Serafín M. Coronel-Molina is an indigenous scholar and native speaker of Huanca Quechua, an endangered variety spoken in the central highlands of Peru. He is an associate professor in the department of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education in the School of Education, and an adjunct associate professor in the departments of Anthropology, American Studies, and in the Latino Studies Program.
Director of American Indian Studies and Associate Professor of Gender Studies and Anthropology
University of California, Los Angeles
Shannon Speed (Chickasaw) is Director of American Indian Studies and Associate Professor of Gender Studies and Anthropology at UCLA. Dr. Speed has worked for the last two decades in Mexico, and her research and teaching interests include indigenous politics, legal anthropology, human rights, neoliberalism, gender and feminist theory, indigenous migration, and activist research.
Associate Professor Ethnic Studies and Anthropology
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
Ty P. Kawika Tengan is Hawaiian, Okinawan, Portuguese, and German, and is actively engaged as a scholar and community member in the struggles for Hawaiian cultural and political empowerment and self-determination. He is currently an associate professor with a joint appointment in the departments of Ethnic Studies and Anthropology at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.