Research Publications for David T M Fa'avae

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  • Fa’avae, D. T. M., Tecun, A., & Siu’ulua, S. (2021). Talanoa vā: indigenous masculinities and the intersections of indigeneity, race, and gender within higher education. Higher Education Research and Development. doi:10.1080/07294360.2021.1882402

  • Baice, T., Lealaiauloto, B., Meiklejohn-Whiu, S., Fonua, S. M., Allen, J. M., Matapo, J., . . . Fa’avae, D. (2021). Responding to the call: talanoa, va-vā, early career network and enabling academic pathways at a university in New Zealand. Higher Education Research & Development, 40(1), 75-89. doi:10.1080/07294360.2020.1852187

  • Leenen-Young, M., Naepi, S., Thomsen, P., Fa'avae, D., Kiel, M., & Matapo, J. (2021). ‘Pillars of the colonial institution are like a knowledge prison': the significance of decolonizing knowledge and pedagogical practice for Pacific early career academics in higher education. Teaching in Higher Education, 1-16. doi:10.1080/13562517.2021.1928062

  • Fa'avae, D. T. M., Wetere, J., Kamenarac, O., & Rubin, J. C. (2020). What does it mean to be non-Māori? Unpacking the complexities and specificities in tertiary education spaces. In LearnFest20 Te Puna Arei. University of Waikato, Hamilton, NZ.. Retrieved from

  • Fa'avae, D. T. M. (2020). Critical autoethnographic encounters in the moana: Wayfinding the intersections of to’utangata Tonga and indigenous masculinities. In F. Iosefo, S. Holman Jones, & A. Harris (Eds.), Wayfinding and Critical Autoethnography (1st ed.). New York, NY: Routledge.

  • Fa'avae, D., Rimoni, F., & Tuia, T. T. (2019). Empowering emerging academics and educators in Oceania: Why the Rethinking Pacific Education Initiative?. Directions: Journal of Educational Studies, 33(1), 108-118. Retrieved from

  • Fa'avae, D. (2019). Tatala ‘a e Koloa ‘o e To’utangata Tonga: A way to disrupt and decolonise doctoral research. MAI Journal: New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship, 8(1). doi:10.20507/maijournal.2019.8.1.1

  • Esera, E., Fa'avae, D., & Tuia, T. T. (2019). Understanding teacher upgrade in Samoa: Contextual challenges for in-service teachers, school principals, and ministry personnel. Pacific-Asian Education, 31, 33-46.

  • Fa'avae, D. (2018). Foki kihe tupu'anga. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, 7(4), 78-86. doi:10.1525/dcqr.2018.7.4.78

  • Fa'avae, D. (2018). Negotiating the vā: The self in relation to others and navigating the multiple spaces as a New Zealand raised Tongan male. In P. Stanley, & G. Vass (Eds.), Questions of Culture in Autoethnography (pp. 57-68). London, UK: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315178738

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