Va'aomanū Pasifika

Samoan Studies Board of Studies

The role of the Board of Studies is to advise on the academic programme in Samoan Studies and to ensure effective liaison and contact with the Schools, Faculties and the Samoan Wellington Community that have an interest in Samoan Studies.


  • Director, Va'aomanū Pasifika Dr Teresia Teaiwa


  • Samoan Studies Programme Director, Va'aomanū Pasifika Dr Sailau Suaalii-Sauni
  • Associate Professor, School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies AProf John Macalister
  • Samoan Studies Academic of International Reputation Professor Cluny Macpherson
  • Samoan Wellington Public Sector Elder & Orator Salevao Manase
  • Samoan Wellington Pastors' Collective Rev Tauinaola Tofilau
  • VUW Pasifika Subject Librarian Vaisagote Keneti Vaisagote
  • VUW Student Representative Laura Toailoa
  • VUW Student Representative Sali Paulo


  • Administrator, Va'aomanū Pasifika (Minute taking)