Our stories

Stories from students and staff from the University of Auckland.

  • Dr Marama Muru Lanning

    Social anthropologist Dr Marama Muru Lanning speaks about her connections with the Waikato River and her study of rights and interests in the river.

  • Annie Goldson

    Professor Annie Goldson’s latest film He Toki Huna: New Zealand in Afghanistan explores New Zealand’s military engagement in Afghanistan.

  • Damon Salesa

    Associate Professor of Pacific Studies, Damon Salesa talks about the things that have shaped his approach to history.

  • Caroline Daley

    Associate Professor of History and Dean of Graduate Studies Caroline Daley talks about her road to becoming a New Zealand historian focused on the glamour, glitz and fun in our country's past.

  • Michael Manoah Moka

    Michael talks about his future aspirations, dreams, philosophy of service and involvement in the University community.

  • Tracey McIntosh

    Professor Tracey McIntosh, co-head of Te Wānanga o Waipapa, talks about her journey, her passions and the transformative power of education.

  • Rina Kim

    Rina Kim, Lecturer in Drama in the Department of English, talks about her discovery of Irish fiction and the universal connections of language, memory and emotion.

  • Dr Teuila Percival

    Dr Teuila Percival talks about her work as director of the University's Pacific Health Unit and as a practising paediatrician.

  • Andrew Barrie

    Andrew Barrie, Professor of Design at the School of Architecture talks about his journey bridging academia and architectural practice.

  • Shuchi Kothari

    Shuchi Kothari, Senior Lecturer in Film, Television & Media talks of her love of making magic on the page.

  • Lisa Bailey

    Lisa Bailey, Senior Lecturer in Classics and History, talks about her discovery of the early Roman Empire and revelations about the new popular religion of Christianity.

  • J’aime Laurenson

    J’aime talks about striving for the best and encouraging others to do the same.

  • Samuelu Siilata

    Samuelu Siilata, talks about his passion for film and living his dream.

  • Elaine Wainwright

    Professor Elaine Wainwright, Head of School of Theology, talks about Biblical hermeneutics and her emergence as a feminist theologian.  

  • Christine O'Brien

    Christine O’Brien brings an accomplished background and career to her role as Marketing Manager for Auckland University Press