Māori and Pacific research
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Deidre Brown's (Ngapuhi, Ngati Kahu) specialist research interests are in the fields of Māori and Pacific architectural and art history, and the broader discipline of indigenous design. She has written several books, including the multi-authored Art in Oceania: A new history (2012) and Māori Architecture (2009) and is currently completing a new Maori art history book, Toi Te Mana, with Dr Ngarino Ellis.
Research interests: Māori and Pacific art and architectural history; Indigenous design; Indigenousness homelessness and houselessness; Cultural property rights; Indigenous digital humanities.
Dory's research specialisms overlap with sustainability, place making and pedagogy and Māori. They include work in the areas of social sustainability and sustainable urbanisation; gender and urban planning; planning for equality and diversity; inclusive planning; intersectionality and super diversity; preparing professionals to work with Māori; management skills for early career planners; academic literacy.
Research interests: Social sustainability; Gender and urban planning; Inclusive planning - applying intersectionality; Management skills for planners.