Makere Stewart-Harawira


Makere is currently Assistant Professor of the Indigenous Peoples Education Graduate Programme, Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta. She studied at the University of Auckland and graduated with a B.A in Education and Māori Studies from the University of Auckland in 1993, M.A. Hons (1st Class) in Education in 1995, and was awarded a PhD in Education in 2003. From 2002-2003 she was acting Head of Graduate Studies/Postgraduate Executive Executive Officer in the Department of Postgraduate Studies at Te Whare Wananga o Awanauiarangi. In 2003 she was a Contract Lecturer in the Department of Postgraduate Studies at Te Wananga o Awanauiarangi. She was a research fellow at the Woolf Fisher Research Institute at the University of Auckland in 2003-2004.

Biographical sources

  • Email correspondence from Makere Stewart-Harawira 23 Sept. 2004, and 21 Dec. 2004.


  • "Multilateralism, New Regionalism and the Neoliberal State: An Indigenous Ontological Response." The Unfinished Transformation of Asia-Pacific Societies. Ed. K. Young. Sydney, Austral.: U of Wollongong Press. [in press]
  • "Māori, Who Owns the Identity? The Politics of Cultural Identity." Te Pua 2.1 & 2 (1993): 27-34.
  • A comprehensive essay in which Stewart-Harawira explores Māori identity and the policies of Europeanisation of the Māori that were instituted in order to divest Māori of land. She also examines issues of colour, cultural allegiance, whakapapa, what constitutes a ‘real’ Māori, and the Pakeha backlash.
  • "The Impact of State-Welfare Relations on Whanau." Education Policy in New Zealand: The 1990s and Beyond. Ed. Kay Morris Matthews and Mark Olsen. Palmerston North, N.Z.: Dunmore, 1997.
  • "Māori and the Multilateral Agreement on Investment." Indigenous Women’s Network Magazine. Canada, 1997. No further details.
  • "Globalisation and the Māori Experience in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Integration and Resistance." Tok Blong Pasifik 52.1/2 1998. No further details.
  • Editorial. "Making a Difference. Women and Globalization." Tok Blong Pasifik 52.1/2 1998. No further details.
  • "Neo-imperialism: Misappropriating Indigenousness." Pacific World 54 (Oct. 1999). No further details.
  • "Economic Globalization in the Pacific: Implications for Māori and the Role of Māori Women." Women, Culture and Development in the Pacific. Ed. Helen and Lansdowne and Michael Dobell. Victoria, BC: Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives, U of Victoria Press, 2001.
  • The New Imperial Order. Indigenous Responses to Globalisation. London: Zed Books, 2005.
  • Other

  • "Fair-Skinned, Blue-Eyed." Growing Up Māori. Ed. Witi Ihimaera. Auckland, N.Z.: Tandem, 1998. 202-204.
  • Papers/Presentations

  • "Creating the Architecture of a Global World Order: the Need for a New Ontology." International Legal Challenges for the Twenty-first Century. Proceedings of a Joint Meeting of the Australia and New Zealand Society of International Law and the American Society of International Law, 26-29 June 2000. Canberra, Austral.: The Centre for International and Public Law, ANU, 2000. 211-224.
  • "The Postmodern State and a Return to Empire: Implications for Indienous Education." Proceedings of Philosophy of Education of Great Britain Annual Conf., New College, Oxford, Apr. 11-13 2003.
  • "New Formations of Empire and Indigenous Education Strategies as a Transformative Response." Seminar presented to the Global Citizenship Project, School of Education, University of Glasgow. April 15, 2003.
  • "The Political Economy of Freshwater Rivers and the Commodification of the Sacred in Aoteaora/New Zealand." Presented at the Third Global Conf. Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship, Copenhagen, Feb. 12-14 2004.