Māori Research Excellence Recognised

NPM’s Co-Directors Professors Linda Nikora and Jacinta Ruru, together with our senior management team, are delighted to see the increase in Māori researchers successfully securing highly competitive Marsden funding in the latest round.

These successes further reinforce the incredible depth and breadth of Māori research excellence that exists across many disciplines throughout the country and our 21 partner institutions.

NPM congratulates all the successful Māori principal investigators in the 2017 Marsden round, which has seen an increase in Māori PI's and successful proposals from 5.9% in 2016 to 9.1% this year.

These projects include:

  • Māori, Catastrophic Events, and Collective Development of Culture-based Disaster Management Theory and Practice
  • Whāngai and the adoption of Māori: healing the past, transforming the future
  • Initiating a Māori archaeology of threatened North Island rock art.
  • The Young Māori Party: Leading Iwi into Modernity
  • Eviction and its consequences: representation, discourse and reality and the lead PI for this project is Philippa Howden-Chapman, on of NPM’s Distinguished Allied Researchers
  • Making Aotearoa Places: The Politics and Practice of Urban Māori Place-making
  • Tāngata Tiriti: Learning the trick of standing upright here
  • Whakaarahia anō te rā kaihau! Raise up again the billowing sail! Revitalising cultural knowledge through analysis of Te Rā
  • Taku ara rā, ko Tūrongo rāua ko Māhinaarangi: (re)tracing the journeys of our ancestors to restore tribal geographies.
  • Writing the new world: Indigenous texts 1900-1975.