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Distinguished Professor Linda Smith

BA, MA, DipT, PhD
Distinguished Professor Linda Smith

Research Field

Māori and Indigenous Studies and Education Kaupapa Māori, Mātauranga Māori & Decolonising Research Methodologies


Ngä Āhuatanga o Te kai: Kai Research Institute

Linda Tuhiwai Smith works at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi in Whakatāne where she is a Distinguished Proferssor and is also Director of Ngā Āhuatanga O Te Kai The Kai Research Institute.

She is from Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Porou and Tuhourangi. Dist. Professor Smith has a background of teaching and research in Māori and Indigenous education. She is world renowned for her work Decolonizing Methodologies Indigenous Peoples and Research which is now in its Third Edition and has been translated into a number of different languages. Dist. Prof Smith was the founding co-Director of Ngā Pae o Te Māramtanga the Māori Centre of Research Excellence. She has previously served on the Health Research Council and was Chair of the Māori Health Committee, the Marsden Council and Chair of the Social Sciences Committee. She chaired the 2019 Revew of the Performance Based Research Fund. Dist. Prof Smith has received many awards and accolades. In 2023 she was elected to the US National Academy of Sciences, was awarded the Rutherford Medal in the Research Honours of the Royal Society of New Zealand and a lifetime achivement award for Non Fictoion Writing by Creative New Zealand.

Distinguished Professor Linda Smith

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