October 25, 2017
Nikora lands Waipapa posts
Academic Linda Waimarie Nikora is moving from the University of Waikato to Auckland to become Professor of Indigenous Studies and the new co-director of Maori research body Nga Pae o te Maramatanga
Professor Nikora, from Te Aitianga a Hauiti and Ngai Tuhoe, was founding director of Waikato’s influential Maori and Psychology Research Unit.
Professor Tracey McIntosh, the co-head of Auckland University’s school of Maori and Pacific studies Te Wananga o Waipapa, says she has a well-deserved reputation in scholarship, graduate supervision and mentorship of Maori academics.
Professor Nikora’s research in recent years has focused on Tangi: Maori ways of mourning; traditional body modification; ethnic status as a stressor; Maori identity development; cultural safety and competence; Maori mental health and recovery; social and economic determinants of health; homelessness; relational health; and social connectedness.
She will be welcomed on to Waipapa Marae tomorrow at 11am in what the university expects will be one of its biggest powhiri.
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