Doctoral stories

Meet doctoral candidates helping turn knowledge into tangible benefits for society.

Mary’s research explores what it feels like to be a student in a high-decile school but from a low-socioeconomic home, and the invisibility of that experience.

Mary's story
hoa pham

International student, Hoa Pham, is looking at how children’s identities emerge through their construction of stories, authoring themselves in the world.

Hoa's story

Natasha's research looks at songs in Samoan funerals and what these may tell us about what the current Samoan culture looks like in New Zealand.

Natasha's story

When Maia walked across the stage at the University of Auckland’s Tai Tokerau graduation in 2020, she was completing a long and challenging journey.

Read Maia's story

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