I am a graduate student of history from Aotearoa with a background in legal practice and passion for literary criticism. I studied law and history at the University of Otago before clerking at the High Court of New Zealand and practising as a barrister. In 2019, I returned to my first love: history. As an Ertegun Scholar at the University of Oxford, I am completing an MSt in Global and Imperial History, focusing on forgotten 'insider' (or indigenous) and revisionist anthropology.
At Cambridge, my PhD research will explore the transnational cross-pollination of anticolonial ideas through networks linking global intellectuals and activists with their Maori counterparts. Weaving Oceania into a global intellectual history of worldmaking after empire, this research explores how Maori transformed emancipatory ideologies and practices to resist and alter colonial power in New Zealand and further afield.
I have contributed to leading texts on feminist legal theory and the history of eugenics. I also review books for literary journals. I am committed to forging a social, supportive, and intellectually stimulating community, and hope that my academic work and career will help to inform and develop public opinion.
University of Oxford 2020 Global and Imperial History