Katarina Gray-Sharp

Ngāti Kauwhata, Ngāti Rangi, Ngāti Rangiwewehi, Ngāti Raukawa

Katarina Gray-Sharp was born on the Ngāti Kauwhata lands of her mother’s father and raised on the Ngāti Rangi lands of her father’s father. She and her three children are also of Ngāti Raukawa and Ngāti Rangiwēhiwehi amongst others. Although she dabbles in songwriting, Katarina’s publication history primarily comprises of non-fiction academic texts. She is a doctoral scholar at the University of Waikato (Hamilton, New Zealand) studying her responsibility in the face of mass extinction.

Biographical sources

  • Email correspondence 22, 28 Sept. 2018.


  • Gray, Katarina. 2001. “Painting Public Policy Purple: The New Zealand Health Strategy, Social Democracy and the Welfare State.” Postgraduate Review 1: 77-106.
  • Gray-Sharp, Katarina. 2007. “Tāniko: A Mana Wāhine Approach to Research.” Women’s Studies Journal 21, no. 2: 40-58.
  • Gray-Sharp, Katarina. 2011. “Ō Rātou Kāinga: Tino Rangatiratanga and Contemporary Housing Policy.” In ‘Always Speaking’: The Treaty of Waitangi and Public Policy, edited by Veronica Tawhai, and Katarina Gray-Sharp, 191-212. Wellington, New Zealand: Huia.
  • Edited by Veronica Tawhai, and Katarina Gray-Sharp
  • Gray-Sharp, Katarina. 2013a. “Kia Āio: Manaakitanga and Academia.” In Ara Mai He Tētēkura - Visioning Our Futures: New and Emerging Pathways of Māori Academic Leadership, edited by Paul Whitinui, Marewa Glover, and Dan Hikuroa, 121-32. Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.
  • Gray-Sharp, Katarina. 2014a. “My Problem with Copyright.” NZCommons (September). https://nzcommons.tohatoha.org.nz/my-problem-with-copyright/.
  • Reviews

  • Gray-Sharp, Katarina. 2013b. Review of Digital_Humanities, by Anne Burdick, Johanna Drucker, Peter Lunenfeld, Todd Presner, and Jeffrey Schnapp. LSE Review of Books (June). http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/54042/.
  • Gray-Sharp, Katarina. 2014b. Review of The Accidental Species: Misunderstandings of Human Evolution, by Henry Gee. LSE Review of Books (February). http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/56167/.
  • Theses

  • Gray, Katarina. 2006. “Tāniko: Public Participation, Young Māori Women, and Whānau Health.” MA thesis, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. http://hdl.handle.net/10179/640.
  • MA thesis, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.