Conference Opening Address: Associate Professor Tracey McIntosh
Associate Professor Tracey McIntosh (Tūhoe) is the director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga and teaches in the sociology and criminology programme at the University of Auckland. She was the Joint Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga from 2007-2009 and has recently returned as Director. She brings a wide level of experience to her role at NPM in international work, community development, student equity and in her wider contributions to the academic community. Prior to returning to the University of Auckland in 1999 Tracey lectured at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji and previous to that lived in France, Burundi and Tonga. She was a Fulbright Visiting Lecturer in New Zealand Studies at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. in 2004 and has served on Fulbright selection panels and as a Fulbright student advisor since then. She has wide experience of being on external research assessment panels including the Marsden Fund Social Science Panel, the Rutherford Discovery Humanities and Social Science Panel and on the FoRST Te Tipu o te Wānanga Māori Research Investment Panel. In 2012 she was the co-chair of the Children’s Commissioner’s Expert Advisory Group on Solutions to Child Poverty. She sits on a number of governance boards particularly in the area of social harm reduction including the Robson Hanan Trust: Rethinking Crime and Punishment and Te Waka Moemoea: Being the Change Trust. Tracey is the current joint editor of AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples alongside Professor Michael Walker. Her recent research focuses on incarceration (particularly of indigenous peoples), inequality, poverty and justice.