Other supervision possibilities

We offer PhD supervision opportunities across multiple disciplines. Take a look at our strengths and interests in Māori, Pacific and Indigenous scholarship.


Dr Ethan Cochrane
Lapita archaeological sites

Professor Judith Littleton
Taphonomy, human remains and forensics in Australia and New Zealand

Dr Rebecca Phillips
New Zealand archaeology, Māori artefact production and use, taphonomy

Professor Peter Sheppard
Melanesian archaeology

Colonialism and colonisation

Dr Ethan Cochrane
Human colonisation in Southeast Asia and the Pacific

Associate Professor Damon Salesa
Colonialism, empire, government and race

Cultural heritage

Dr Mark Busse
Cultural heritage and appropriation, politics of museums and museum collecting



Dr Aroha Harris
Post-war Māori history and culture, race relations, Treaty of Waitangi, oral histories

Dr Tiopira McDowell
Māori history

Associate Professor Damon Salesa
Pacific history

Language and linguistics

Dr Jen Martin
Language revitalisation and acquisition

Professor Margaret Mutu
Māori and Polynesian linguistics, translation studies, Māori oral traditions

Dr Arapera Ngaha
Revitalisation of te reo Māori, language and identity

Dr Melenaite Taumoefolau
Pacific linguistics, langage teaching and learning, dictionary-making, Pacific vernacular literature

Law and custom

Dr Tamasailau Margarita Suaalii-Sauni
Indigenous jurisprudence and criminology in the Pacific


Associate Professor Selina Tusitala Marsh
Māori and Pacific culture in literature, comparative literature, global Indigenous literature


Dr Kirsten Zemke
Pacific church singing, pop music in subcultural communities

Politics and policy

Dr Tiopira McDowell
Māori political engagement and activism, Treaty of Waitangi, Māori fresh water rights

Professor Margaret Mutu
Māori resource management, conservation, development, Tikanga Māori

Dr Arapera Ngaha
Ethics and Indigenous community engagement

Distinguished Professor Dame Anne Salmond
Indigenous people and environmental issues

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