Kia ora, Kia orana, Ena Kotou, Malo ni, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Ni sa bula, Fakatalofa atu, Namaste, Halo Olaketa and Warm Pacific Greetings!

The Pasifika Network, established in 2004, is convened by Tagaloatele Professor Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop (Foundation Professor of Pacific Studies, Auckland University of Technology) and assisted by Pollyanna Rasmussen-Pa’ese. Since 2011, AUT Research has supported and funded the Pasifika Network, the first of the networks to receive independent funding from one of the eight universities. The focus of this network is building the capability of Pasifika social science researchers.

The Pasifika Network is an important venue for postgraduates to present their research and research questions, and for researchers “to debate and clarify our understandings about the appropriateness of the dominant research methodologies and methods to Pacific contexts, and to learn about emerging Pacific paradigms, epistemologies, pedagogies and curriculum issues as well” (Building Pacific Research Capacity and Scholarship in Aotearoa, New Zealand Fono Final Report).

Pacific Post Graduate Talanoa (seminars)

You are warmly invited to attend the Talanoa (seminars) in the links list to the right of this page. Talanoa speakers are organised by each seminar’s host university.In 2014

Since 2007, at least ten of the Pasifika Network Talanoa presenters have completed their PhD, many more have completed their masters, and some have moved into doing their masters.

In 2014, Talanoa: Building a Pasifika Research Culture was published as a compilation of the talanoa run by the Pasifika network on eSocSci between 2007 and 2012.

For more information about network talanoa (seminars), the forum or contributing to the network see the links to  right or contact Edmond.

Network Leaders

Tagaloatele Professor Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop

Peggy Fairbairn Dunlop Headshot

Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop is Professor of Pacific Studies at Auckalnd University of Technology.

Research Areas of Interest: Sustainable development, Pacific Small Island States; Gender, youth and development issues; Family security (domestic violence and Child abuse and neglect issues); Education; Youth connectedness, Pacific youth in New Zealand; Pacific males and educational outcomes; Pacific epistemologies, pedagogies and methodologies; Gender and equity issues Pacific; Police and domestic violence, child abuse and neglect.

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Pollyanna Rpollyanna_paeseasmussen-Pa’ese

email Pollyanna Rasmussen-Pa’ese