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  • Date and time: Wednesday 13 October 2021, 8pm to 9.15pm
  • Location: Online only
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

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The groundbreaking book 'Decolonising Methodologies Research and Indigenous Peoples '(1998) by Dr Linda Tuhiwai Smith remains an international bestseller, translated into Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Italian, and Bhasa Indonesian.

'Decolonising Methodologies Research and Indigenous Peoples' is a foundational resource for critiques of the existing relationship between imperialism, dominant approaches to scientific research and Indigenous knowledge systems.

In this event, Dr Tuhiwai Smith discusses decolonising research methods and provides reflections regarding the practical conduct of social science research methods. She will talk about how to navigate and resist colonial legacies of knowledge production and resist extractivist models.

Following the talk from Dr Tuhiwai Smith, there will be a Q&A session.

Please note that this webinar will be delivered using Zoom Webinar facility. No prior purchasing of software is necessary but registration is required. While the event may be recorded we will not record your voice or image. Please note that during the session, your name and email address (as entered at the registration stage) may be visible to other participants. If you have any questions, please contact

About the speaker

  • Dr Linda Tuhiwai Smith of Aotearoa (New Zealand) is an internationally accomplished scholar and researcher who has worked in and influenced the field of Māori education and health for many years. Dr Tuhiwai-Smith is one of the first Māori women to become a Fellow of the Royal Society. She has received an Honorary Doctorate in Canada and the Prime Minister's Award, the highest national award for lifetime achievement in education. She holds appointments to organisations such as the Marsden Fund, the Waitangi Tribunal, and Māori Economic Development Board are reflections of her expertise, contributions to the New Zealand research community and towards Māori/iwi development.

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible