I engage in research as a way to be of service to my community. I fundamentally believe that all people have a right to reach their potential and for now I am focussed on how higher education institutions can better serve the people who work and learn within their institution.
This blog is a little bit of an opportunity for me to try and sort out my thoughts on the matter, an attempt to weave higher education theory on freedom of speech, academic freedom and race theory in higher education.
Pasifika women experience non-performative diversity in universities in New Zealand. Non-Performative diversity operates as a way for universities to commit to diversity while simultaneously excluding diversity.
This blog is from my presentation at the Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium in Vancouver 2017. In it I consider what it is we are asking for participation in and what is the price of this participation on both our communities and ourselves.