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Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith
Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith
Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith (Ngâti Awa and Ngâti Porou) is a Professor of Education and Mâori Development and Pro Vice Chancellor Mâori at The University of Waikato/Te Whare Wânanga o Waikato. Professor Tuhiwai Smith is known internationally as a researcher, educator and public speaker on issues related to Indigenous education, development and research methodology. Her critically acclaimed book, Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples, transformed the fields of educational research and critical epistemology, migrated into prison studies, (im)migration studies, disability studies, feminist theory and queer theory, and insisted that researchers attend deeply to ethical and political questions of For whom? By whom? And Toward what form of social justice?
With Dr Norman Denzin and Dr Yvonne Lincoln, Professor Tuhiwai Smith also co-edited the 2008 Handbook of Critical and Indigenous Methodologies. She has been the recipient of prestigious research grants, served on many influential national committees and commissions for education reform and helped to drive a number of community-based initiatives in Māori education – from language immersion kindergartens through to the first university courses on Māori and Indigenous education. Her PhD in education was conferred by The University of Auckland in 1996, and in 1998 she was awarded Te Tohu Pae Tawhiti, the New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) Inaugural Award for Research Excellence in Māori Education.
In April 2013, Professor Tuhiwai Smith will be a distinguished visiting scholar at the Graduate Center as part of an inter-university collaboration with the University of Arizona on Indigenous Knowledge and Decolonizing Methodologies. During this time Professor Tuhiwai Smith has agreed to present a public lecture to the full CUNY community as well as a wide range of New York City educators, community members, policy makers, cultural studies scholars and allied researchers. She will also convene a two-day seminar with critical scholars from around the country to explore concerns of indigenous knowledges, decolonizing methodologies and research for justice with/in indigenous communities and marginalized communities on/at the border and in prisons. This visit will commemorate the 15th anniversary of Professor Tuhiwai Smith’s classic text, Decolonizing Methodologies.