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Dr Arama Rata

Research Officer

Qualifications: BSc(Hons), PhD Victoria

Iwi: Ngāti Maniapoto, Taranaki, Ngāruahine

(arata@waikato.ac.nz)

About Arama

Dr Rata is of Ngāti Maniapoto, Taranaki, and Ngāruahine descent.  She completed her PhD in Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington in 2012, which focused on Māori cultural engagement, identity, and psychological well-being in State secondary schools.  Arama then lectured at Te Kawa a Māui (the School of Māori Studies), where she received a Research Establishment Grant to study Māori collective remembering of the New Zealand Wars.  Dr Rata is currently involved with research relating to Māori health experiences, Māori in rural communities, as well as iwi consultancy.

Recent Publications

  • Mercier, O. R., & Rata, A. (2017). Drawing the line with Google Earth: the place of digital mapping outside of geography. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 41(1), 75-93. doi:10.1080/03098265.2016.1260097

  • Rata, A. (2015). The Māori identity migration model. MAI Journal, 4(1), 1-12.

  • Rata, A., Liu, J. H., & Hutchings, J. (2014). Creation Narratives as Metaphors for Indigenous Identity Development: The P whiri Identity Negotiation Framework. Psychology & Developing Societies, 26(2), 291-319. doi:10.1177/0971333614549144

  • Liu, J. H., Aho, K. L. -T., & Rata, A. (2014). Constructing Identity Spaces for First Nations People: Towards an Indigenous Psychology of Self-determination and Cultural Healing. Psychology & Developing Societies, 26(2), 143-153. doi:10.1177/0971333614549136

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Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Rata, Dr Arama 4913 arata K.3.27 National Institute Demographic Economic