Māori Studies research at a glance

We draw on mātauranga Māori and disciplinary knowledge to create new knowledge, ideas and innovations for the benefit of Māori, iwi, local, national and global communities.

In our research we aim to empower Indigenous people, through centring Māori worldviews, using kaupapa Māori methodologies and challenging the taken-for-granted.

Find out how

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Our world-leading Indigenous research leads to service and initiatives that benefit many people, as well as recognition and acclaim.

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We proudly host NZ's interdisciplinary Māori Centre of Research Excellence, advancing mātauranga Māori, Māori science, kaupapa Māori and tikanga Māori research.

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Professor Linda Waimarie Nikora works to develop Indigenous psychologies to serve the aspirations of indigenous peoples.

Meet Linda

Dr Tiopira McDowell explains the importance of the archives — and working for the 'other side' — in unsettling official myths about Māori-Crown relations.

Meet Tiopira

Find out the research interests of Māori Studies academic staff members in our expertise database.

Browse our research interests