Vini Olsen-Reeder

Dr Vincent Olsen Reeder profile picture

Pukenga/Lecturer Te Kawa a Maui Te Kawa a Māui

Courses

Teaching in 2019

Iwi

Ngā Pōtiki a Tamapahore, Ngāti Pūkenga, Ngāi Te Rangi,Te Arawa

Qualifications

Toi Reo Māori Translator’s License, Te Taua Whiri i te reo Māori

PhD in Māori Studies, Victoria University

BA (1st Class Hons) in te reo Māori, Victoria University

Profile

Vincent is a second language learner of te reo Māori, having started his learning at Victoria University in 2008. Since then, the Māori language and its revitalisation have become his passion and main subject of research. His teaching in Te Kawa a Māui centers mainly around te reo Māori, and he also contributes to the Tohu Māoritanga.

Vincent’s doctoral research investigated the effectiveness of bilingualism as a theoretical approach to revitalisation, and the ways in which a bilingualism approach could remove some of the anxieties surrounding Māori language use among Māori speakers. It is Victoria’s first thesis to be written and defended in te reo Māori.

As well as his own research, Vincent has contributed to two national Māori language projects (Te Kura Roa: Whaihua & Te Ahu o te reo Māori), and several smaller ones.

Additionally to research, Vincent also contributes to the resourcing space. He is a published historical fiction and fiction author, poet, song-writer and also translates. He also helps to run national language planning workshops through Kura Whakarauora.

Research interests

  • Applied te reo Māori sociolinguistics
  • Bilingualism
  • Sociolinguistics of Indigenous languages
  • Language revival technologies

Awards

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Knowledge Event Support Grant, 2017

FHSS Joint Research Committee: Small Research Grant, 2015

Mana Magazine Mana Toa (Education Award): Hei Reo Whānau, 2015

Pikihuia Māori Literature Awards Finalist: Te Reo o te Kuia, 2015

Ngā Kupu Ora Aotearoa Māori Book Awards Winner: Te Hua o te reo Māori, 2015

Mā Te Reo Initiative Co-led Research Fund, 2015

Wiremu Parker Memorial Award for Academic and Cultural Service, 2013

Post Graduate Students’ Association Research Excellence Award, 2013

Ngā Pōtiki Education Award, 2012

Te Rangiāhuta Ruka Broughton Award for Academic Excellence, 2011

Postgraduate Supervision - Current

Ruby Pitiroi (PhD)

Navana Mathews (MA)

Postgraduate Supervision - Past

Navana Matthews (Honours), 2019

Jamie Yeates (Honours), 2018

Symon Palmer (Honours), 2017

Publications/Conferences

Seals, C. and V.Olsen-Reeder (eds) (2019).  Embracing Multilingualism Across Educational Contexts. Wellington: VUP

Olsen-Reeder, V (2018).  Deathly Narratives: Reo-rientation for language revitalisation discourses.  MAI Journal, 7(2).

Olsen-Reeder, Vincent, 2017. He manga wai e kore e Whitikia? Ngā au ripo o te reo rua, o te iwi kōrero Māori. In MAI Journal, 6(3): 235-244.    

Olsen-Reeder, Vincent, Jess Hutchings and Rawinia Higgins (eds), 2017. Te Ahu o te reo Māori: Reflecting on research to understand the well-being of te reo Māori. Wellington: VUP

Higgins, Rawina, Poia Rewi and Vincent Olsen-Reeder, 2017. Ngā Whakakitenga a Whaihua, 1-7 (Report Series). Auckland: Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

Olsen-Reeder, Vincent and Hinemārie Burton, 2017. Ngā Maunga Tohorā: The Whale Mountains. Tauranga: Tauranga Inspired Kindergartens and Ngā Pōtiki a Tamapahore Trust.

Olsen-Reeder, Vincent, 2017. Kia Tomokia te Kākahu o te reo Māori: He whakamahere i ngā kōwhiri reo a te reo rua Māori. PhD Thesis, Victoria University of Wellington.

Seals, Corinne & Vincent Olsen-Reeder, 2017. Te Reo Māori, Samoan and Ukrainian in New Zealand. In Corinne Seals & Sheena Shah (eds), Heritage Language Policies around the World. Oxford: Routledge.

Olsen-Reeder, Vincent, 2016. I ngā wā katoa, i ngā wāhi katoa: Me pēhea kē hoki? In Ka’ai-Mahuta, Rachael, Hēmi Kelly, Dean Mahuta & John Moorfield (eds), Te Puna o te Kī: He Kōhinga Kōrero nō te Hui, pp. 19-28. Auckland: AUT.

Olsen-Reeder, Vincent, 2016. Te Pūtahi-nui-o-Rēhua (mā Whaea Gayleen). Letras Latinas (ed.), Twelve Heavens: Ngā Rangi Tekau-Mā-Rua: Doce Cielos – A trilingual anthology of Māori poetry. Latras Latinas, pp. 29-32.

Olsen-Reeder, Vincent, 2015. Te Reo o te Kuia. Huia Publishers (ed.), Huia Short Stories 11, pp.149-156. Wellington: Huia.

Higgins, Rawinia, Poia Rewi and Vincent Olsen-Reeder (eds), 2014. The Value of the Māori Language: Te Hua o te Reo Māori. Wellington: Huia.

Olsen-Reeder, Vincent, May 2014. E Raka te Mauī, E Raka te Katau: Bilingualism and Māori Language Learners. Paper presented at the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education, Honolulu.

Olsen-Reeder, Vincent and Rawinia Higgins, 2012. Te Kōhanga Reo and Te Ataarangi: Some preliminary findings into the community value of the Māori Language In Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (ed.), International Indigenous Development Research Conference Proceedings, pp. 143-150. [10 July 2014].

Courses

Teaching in 2019