Separatism, or sovereignty? Exploring social media and news media narratives of Maaori tino-rangatiratanga in politics and health
Project supervisor: Dr Waikaremoana Waitoki
Institution: The University of Waikato
Project Summary: The primary purpose of this project is to explore how selected issues involving race in New Zealand are framed and discussed in social and traditional media, including expression of both overt and more subtle forms of racism.
The interns will be working primarily with Dr Waitoki (led researcher), and a Post Doc Research Fellow (who will start in Nov.) and with Dr Damian Scarf (co-researcher, University of Otago), and Dr Justin Phillips (co-researcher, Tauranga Campus, UoW) who will provide the digital material and some guidance about coding. The intern/s will be based at the Faculty of Indigenous Studies, Te Pua Waananga ki te Ao.
The summer scholar will be tasked with manual content analysis of social and traditional media observations (e.g. Tweets, Facebook posts, selected news articles, etc.) related to political and social issues: constitutional reform; Maaori Health Authority; and COVID-19. This project will therefore hone and further develop the student's qualitative analytic expertise in the areas of media framing, politics, and race, among other relevant subjects. Data will be collected and provided by Dr. Damian Scarf and Dr. Justin Phillips, through appropriate social media platform API's, media libraries, and public repositories.