Dr Te Kawehau Clea Hoskins

BA, MA(Hons), PhD

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Pro Vice-Chancellor Maori


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Research | Current

  • Critical sociology of education
  • Indigenous studies in education
  • Māori education

Te Kawehau Hoskins is primarily engaged in qualitative social and educational research in the area of the politics and ethics of Indigene – Settler relations, and multicultural and bicultural education. In particular her research interests concern the Treaty of Waitangi in educational governance, policy and practice that includes a focus on issues connected to School – Māori Community relationships and Māori community participation.

Teaching | Current

  • EDUC 360 Treaty Politics in Education

  • EDUC 732 Culturally Sustaining Leadership

  • EDUC 787 Researching Māori Education

Postgraduate supervision

Current supervision:

  • Priya Gain
  • Kara Beckford
  • Noah Romero
  • Rowan Tautari
  • Sandra Yellowhorse
  • Lyndsay Fish
  • Abigail McClutchie
  • Lincoln Dam
  • Rewa Paewai 
  • Whetū Nathan


Completed supervision:


  • Rankine, Jenny. (2020). Affective combat against online racism about Māori. Doctor of Philosophy.
  • Yukich, Rose. (2018). A story of entanglement: The 1987 Curriculum Review report and the Treaty of Waitangi. Doctor of Philosophy. Co-supervisor (with Professor Alison Jones).
  • Hancock, Frances. (2018). Becoming just, doing justice: The ethics and politics of Māori-Pākehā relations. Doctor of Philosophy. Co-supervisor (with Professor Alison Jones).


  • Fowler, Wendy. (2020). Heart to heart: The challenge of creating sustainable whanaungatanga in education. MProfSt dissertation.
  • Flavell, Jade. (2019). Whakamānawatia te wairua o te reo: Honouring the spirit of language. How Eurythmy can honour te reo Māori language teaching and learning and effectively indigenise the Waldorf Steiner curriculum for education in the 21st Century. MEd dissertation.
  • Jacobs, Sivina. (2013). Hapai i te reo, hapai i te matauranga,  hapai te wairua: Uplifting language, unlifting knowledge, unlifting the spirit. MEd thesis. 
  • Paewai, Rewa. (2013). The education goal of Māori succeeding ‘as Māori’: The case of time. MEd thesis.
  • Hemara, Natasha. (2012). Educational leadership for Māori student success: A critique of Kiwi Leadership for Principles. MEd thesis.
  • Smith, Lisa. (2012). Te mahana o te ahi kā roa. MEd thesis. 
  • Kirkland, Neil Glen (2007). The knowledgeable subject for the Tertiary Education Strategy 2007-12. MA in Education thesis. 
  • Barlow, Justin. (2006). The safest touch in the class is the Hi-5: Māori male teachers and touch. MEd thesis. 
  • Hopkins, Joanne K. (2005). The transformative potential of ‘whānau’ in kohanga reo as a vehicle to achieve change at multiple levels. MEd thesis. 
  • Maxwell, Tui Pirihira. (2004). The challenge of cultural safety diverse perceptions from diverse locations. MA in Education dissertation.


  • Lupton, Samantha. (2020). Collective conversations with our Selves. An autoethnographic inquiry into relationality and the Other.
  • Dam, Lincoln. (2014). Democracy and difference: Rethinking biculturalism and multiculturalism in Aotearoa-New Zealand. BA(Hons) in Education dissertation.   
  • Flavell, Jade. (2014). Making connections: Kaupapa Maori and Steiner education in the bicultural context of Aotearoa New Zealand. BEd(Hons) research portfolio.
  • Kelly Panapa (2014). MProfSt in Education dissertation. Te noho kotahitanga: Putting the ‘critical’ back in biculturalism.


  • 2015 Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Publishing Grant Title: Critical conversations in Kaupapa Māori Funding granted: $10,000 Role: Co-editor and writer with Professor Alison Jones.
  • 2014 Invited scholar (fully funded, with Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith) to an AERA sponsored education new research conference-workshop: Beyond Reflexivity and Advocacy: Exploring the Ontological Turn in Educational Research, University of Oregon.
  • 2012 Fulbright Scholarship Fulbright/Nga Pae o te Māramatanga Scholar Award in Indigenous Development. This prestigious Travel Award was awarded to assist travelling in Cananda, the US and Hawaii - to present at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference (NAISA) in Connecticut; to visit reservations, environmental projects, scholars and communities engaged in environmental governance.
  • 2011 - 2013 Te Whare Kura Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Awarded in a competitive process, The Faculty of Arts, the University of Auckland, working in cross-disciplinary team on Indigenous- Māori governance practice.

Committees/Professional groups/Services


  • Education Working Group Member (UoA Strategic Plan, 2020)
  • EDSW Long Term Academic Planning Group (2020-)
  • Chair of Marae Transition Group (to City Campus) (2018-)
  • Faculty Staffing Committee (2018-)
  • EDSW Operations Leadership Team (2018-)
  • EDSW Executive (2017-)
  • EDSW Senior Leadership Team (2015-)
  • Faculty of Education Teaching and Learning Quality Committee (2013-2015)
  • Faculty of Education Postgraduate Advisor (2013-2014)
  • Te Puna Wānanga Senior Management Team (2012-2015)
  • Director of English Medium Programmes - Te Puna Wānanga (2012-2015)
  • Faculty of Education Liberal Arts Programme Committee (2007-2015)
  • Te Puna Wānanga School Committee (2006-)



  • Te Kawa o Waiora Research Committee Member and Chair (2020-), Reconnecting Northland
  • Indigenous methodologies book manuscript reviewer, Brill Academic Publishers, Netherlands (Feb 2020).
  • Te Apārangi, the Royal Society (2020, Feb 19). Invited address on Māori-settler relations.
  • Convenor and presenter of Te Puna Wānanga symposium Engaging Te Ao Māori: Relationships, mātauranga and research (October 23, 2019).
  • Co-convenor (with Marek Tesar) of New Ontologies Lab Symposium and Launch, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland (Dec 5, 2018).
  • Editorial Board of MAI Journal: A New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship (May 2018-) ongoing article reviews and editorial decision making.
  • Speaking tour to the University of British Columbia, Vancouver (2018, April) and OISE University of Toronto (2018, April) on Indigenous Thinking and Critical Theory.
  • Co-convenor (with Alison Jones) of Critical Conversations in Kaupapa Māori symposium and book launch Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland (October 31, 2017).
  • Executive Committee member Maori Association of Social Scientists (MASS) (2015-)
  • Reviewer for: New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies (NZJES); Critical Studies in education journal manuscript; Alternative an International Journal of Indigenous Peoples; MAI Journal; Kotuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online; Handbook of Indigenous Education; Post-human research practices in Education; Ethnicities
  • Guest Journal Editor of New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies Vol 47(2) (2012)
  • Te Whare Kura TRI Steering Committee, University of Auckland (2011-15)
  • Convener of Te Puna Wānanga Doctoral Symposium (May, 2011)
  • Convener of Te Puna Wānanga – Critical Studies in Education Symposium: Education, Culture and Transformation (November, 2011)
  • Co-Convener of a monthly masters and doctoral student supervision (2010-2011)
  • Co-Convener of a monthly cross-faculty of education post-graduate writing group ‘Reo Rangahau’ (2010-2011)  
  • Chair of Te Puna Wānanga - School of Maori Education Research Committee Faculty of Education, University of Auckland (2009-2011)
  • Reviewer on National Review panel, NZARE, October (2008 -2010)



  • Invited Te Tiriti governance workshop, National Arts Alliance (December 2020)
  • Invited Board member and Chair of Campus Connections Aotearoa (December 2020-)
  • Invited Te Tiriti implementation workshop for senior management team, Western Springs College (September, 2020)
  • Education Dean’s retreat – Treaty advice and Guidance (January 2020)
  • Invited Centre for Asia Pacific Refugee Studies Oversight Board member (2020-2023)
  • Invited ‘Expert Partner’ for Communities of Learning/Kāhui Ako by the Ministry of Education (for Treaty Governance expertise) (2018-)
  • University of Auckland Co-Director Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity (2018-) including curriculum development, programme teaching and staff / fellows recruitment.
  • Te Kahui ako o Waitematā – development of co-governance arrangements, interview panel for cross-school and leadership appointments (2017-).
  • Waitematā Community of Learning – development of Māori participation and governance proposals (2017)
  • Tamaki Makaurau Education Forum keynote (2017)
  • Invited participation Ministerial Cross-sector Forum – Education (2015-2017)
  • Western Springs College Board of Trustees member (Treaty governance partnership) (May 2013-2016).
  • External reviewer for Certificate in Traditional and Contemporary Maori Weaving, UNITEC  (December 2012). NZQA Panel – Masters of professional practice, UNITEC, 2015; NZTC review of Masters of Teaching, University of Auckland
  • Western Springs College – strategic governance advice and development of co-governance arrangements (November 2010-March 2013).
  • Avondale Primary School – strategic governance and Māori education advice and staff professional development workshop (September 2010). Birkdale primary, 2015; Richmond Rd School, 2015-2016.
  • Whakapara Marae Trust Board trustee and secretary (2010-).
  • Co-chair Newton Central Board of Trustees (Treaty governance partnership) (2001-).

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Hoskins, T. K., & Bell, A. (2020). Being Present: Embodying Political Relations in Indigenous Encounters with the Crown. CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THEORY10.1057/s41296-020-00439-9
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Avril Bell
  • Hoskins, T. K., & Jones, A. (2020). Maori, Pakeha, Critical Theory and Relationality: A Talk by Te Kawehau Hoskins and Alison Jones. NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES10.1007/s40841-020-00174-0
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Alison Jones
  • Hoskins, T. K. (2018). Practicing Indigeneity: Lessons from a Māori-School Governance Partnership. Cultural and Pedagogical Inquiry, 10 (2), 160-165. 10.18733/cpi29451
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/46982
  • Hoskins, T. K., & Jones, A. (Eds.) (2017). Critical conversations in kaupapa Māori. Wellington, New Zealand: Huia Publishers. Pages: 211.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Alison Jones
  • Hoskins, T. K., & Jones, A. (2017). Introduction - Critical conversations. In T. K. Hoskins, A. Jones (Eds.) Critical conversations in Kaupapa Māori (pp. ix-xv). Wellington, New Zealand: Huia Publishers.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/39642
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Alison Jones
  • Dale, D. J. (2017). Kupu Whakataki [Preface]. In T. K. Hoskins, A. Jones (Eds.) Critical conversations in kaupapa Māori (pp. vii-vii). Wellington, NZ: Huia Publishers. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/36225
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Hemi Dale, Alison Jones
  • Hoskins, T. K., & Jones, A. (2017). Non-human others and kaupapa Māori research. In T. K. Hoskins, A. Jones (Eds.) Critical conversations in kaupapa Māori (pp. 49-64). Wellington, New Zealand: Huia Publishers.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/38749
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Alison Jones
  • Hoskins, T. K. (2017). Te ara whanaunga: Relations on the ground at Waitangi Tribunal hearings. In R. Bell, M. Kawharu, K. Taylor, M. Belgrave (Eds.) The Treaty on the Ground Where we are headed, and why it matters (pp. 133-150). Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University Press. Related URL.


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