Kia ora, Ko Airihi, ko Ingarihi, Ko Kotimana, Ko Werehi ahau. I piki ake au ki Taamaki Makau Rau, engari e noho ana au ki Te Whanganui a Tara ināianei. Ko Emma-Jean Kelly taku ingoa.
Hi, I’m Emma-Jean, I grew up in Auckland but live in Wellington now. I’m Irish, English, Scots and Welsh. I am Senior Audio Visual Historian at Manatū Taonga, Ministry for Culture and Heritage. I gained my PhD with a study of Jonathan Dennis and the emerging bicultural practice at what is now called Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision.
I have recently worked on a podcast about Te Rauparaha with Ross Calman (Ngāti Toa) and Kirsten Johnstone (Ngāi Tahu, Popsock Media). I am interested in Irish diaspora studies, queer studies, labour history, oral history, archiving theory and practice.