Aotearoa Gender History Network seminar, 20 September

The next Aotearoa Gender History Network seminar is on Wednesday Rāapa 20 September, 12 pm – 1 pm, via zoom

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Karamea Moana Wright, Tūpuna in the Archives: Māori in Diaspora

Moana Murray, Māori Migration: From Taonga in American Collections to Māori Diaspora in the United States

Karamea Moana Wright (Ngāti Koata, Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Kāi Tahu) is a PhD candidate at the University of Otago in Te Tumu, the School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies. Her PhD project utilizes photograhic archives and interviews to trace the role of the LDS Church in Māori movement, migration and settlement to (and through) specific sites in Aotearoa and the U.S. She is also interested in contemporary Māori realities, including influences and connections that tāngata Māori are engaging in diaspora, and how that is expressed, articulated and displayed.

Moana Murray (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kura, Ngāti Kauau, Ngāti Rēhia) is a kairaranga (weaver), a grateful mokopuna of Te Tai Tokerau, and a graduate student working towards a Masters of History at the University of Waikato. Driven by ancestral connections and obligations, Moana is currently a researcher for Toi Ngāpuhi, an arts organization of her iwi. She has also received the 2022-2023 Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Summer Research Internship award. Her research interests include the Māori diaspora, and Māori creative practices as a vehicle of cultural and ancestral connectivity.

This is a regular, online seminar. Each session (held via zoom) features 2 x 10–12-minute research presentations on current research in Gender History with a focus on Aotearoa New Zealand, followed by discussion.

Convenors: Charlotte Greenhalgh ( and Charlotte Macdonald (