Te Kāhautu Maxwell is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Waikato. His research interests include; Māori Religion; Te Haahi Ringatū; Karakia (Māori Prayers), Ngā Mōteatea (Ancient Māori Song); Building Cultural Capital, Tangihanga, (Death and Dying), Te Reo Māori, Kapa Haka (Traditional Māori Performing Arts), Composition, Toi Māori (Māori Art), Māori Literature, Māori Prophets, and Māori Prophecy.
Maxwell was awarded the Ngarimu VC & 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Doctoral Scholarship, the Inaugural award for Sustained Excellence in Teaching in a Kaupapa Māori Context, AKO AOTEAROA National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence in 2010, and the APRA Silver Scroll Maioha Award – recognising excellence in contemporary Māori music and to acknowledge waiata (song) in, or strongly featuring Te Reo Māori in 2013.
- http://www.waikato.ac.nz/fmis/students/postgraduate-students/te-khautu-maxwell 18 October 2016
- He Kura Tau ki töna kurupae [Children's Short Story]. 2000.
- "Te Köpura." M.A. Thesis, University of Waikato, Hamilton, 1998.