Faculty of Education

Dr Joanna Kidman

Senior Lecturer
Te Kura Maori

Phone: 04 463 5882
Location: Room 102, Malcolm Block, Karori Campus

Dr Joanna Kidman

Teaching in 2015

KURA 241 - Education, Ethnicity and Culture
Course Coordinator

KURA 489 - Research Paper in Education
Course Coordinator


PhD (ANU), Dip.Ed.Stud.


Joanna is a sociologist and her research interests cover a wide range of sociological concerns including youth studies, comparative education, development education, cultural and indigenous studies in education, higher education and science education. She is particularly interested in conflict studies and the interplay of power relations between different groups of people. Much of her work is focussed on understanding how people from various ethnic, cultural,  religious and social class backgrounds engage with education environments and systems and how they navigate a sense of belonging or alienation within those contexts.

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of comparative education, development education, sociology of education, cultural and indigenous studies in education, higher education (especially postgraduate education) and youth studies.

Current Research Projects

Joanna is currently conducting research in the field of indigenous place-based education with colleagues at the University of New Hampshire.

Recent Publications