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"Kam na bane ni mauri! Ni sa bula vinaka! Welcome to Va'aomanū Pasifika, our canoe of good fortune, and the home of Samoan Studies and Pacific Studies at Victoria University of Wellington."
Vicky's current research aims to study the presence of gender liminality in folklore. The study will also analyse how the Pacific setting may have influenced the gender situation of a diasporic community. Read more about Vicky
Emily’s research is focused on Pacific ‘mixedness’, identity and creative arts, which developed from her own mixed Pacific heritage and her interest in Art History. Read more about Emily
Dr Tamasailau Suaalii-Sauni's first entry for Va'aomanu Pasifika Samoan Studies programme blog talks about the prgramme name change from “Fa‘asamoa” to “Matā‘upu tau Sāmoa.
Appointed as the first Pacific Studies lecturer at Victoria in 2000, Teresia won a Teaching Excellence Award. Read more about Teresia
George Carter, Va’aomanū Pasifika alumnus, gave a guest lecture in PASI 101, The Pacific Heritage, via Skype from Canberra. He is a proud VUW alumnus having completed a BA with a double major in Pacific Studies and Political Science in 2006. Read more about George
Victoria’s first ever Pacific Studies PhD graduate has turned her research into a free, interactive app aimed at supporting new Pasifika parents. Read more about Dr Cowlely-Malcolm