Prof. Linda Smith

Iwi: Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Porou

Qualifications: PhD Auckland, MA (Hons) Auckland, BA Auckland, DipT

Papers Taught

DEVS504 - State Policies on Indigenous Development
MAOR571 - Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples

Current Supervision

Danny Hona - student. Thesis title: Toku Ngamaihitanga - "A hapu reinventing itself"
Te Kāhautu Maxwell - PhD student. Thesis title: Te Kura i Awarua: Ritual Practice and Death in the Ringatu Canon
Joeliee Seed-Pihama - PhD student. Thesis title: E kore e piri te uku ki te rino: Māori naming as a site of tinorangatiratanga

Recent Publications

  • Smith, L. T. (2015). Decolonizing knowledge: Toward a critical indigenous Research Justice praxis. In A. J. Jolivette (Ed.), Research Justice: Methodologies for Social Change (pp. 205-210). Policy Press.

  • Pihama, L. E., Reynolds, P., Smith, C., Reid, J., Smith, L. T., & Tenana, R. (2014). Positioning historical trauma theory within Aotearoa New Zealand. AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, 10(3), 248-262. Retrieved from;dn=571464412123601;res=IELIND

  • Smith, L., Pihama, L., Te Nana, R., Campbell, D., & Greensill, H. (2014). Tiakina te Pā Harakeke: Thought Space Wānanga. Waikato-Tainui College for Research and Development, Hopuhopu, New Zealand.

  • Smith, L. T. (2014). Social Justice, Transformation and Indigenous Methodologies. In R. Rinehart, K. N. Barbour, & C. C. Pope (Eds.), Ethnographic Worldviews Transformations and Social Justice (pp. 15-20). Springer. Retrieved from

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Smith, Prof Linda 4997 tuhiwai A.G.06 Te Pua Wananga ki te Ao

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