Seen but Unheard: Navigating Turbulent Waters as Māori and Pacific Postgraduate Students in STEM

aut.relation.journalJournal of the Royal Society of New Zealand
dc.contributor.authorMcAllister (Te Aitanga a Māhaki), Tara
dc.contributor.authorNaepi (Naitasiri/Palagi), Sereana
dc.contributor.authorWalker (Whakatōhea), Leilani
dc.contributor.authorGillon (Ngāti Awa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāiterangi), Ashlea
dc.contributor.authorClark (Ngāpuhi), Patricia
dc.contributor.authorLambert (Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Tama), Emma
dc.contributor.authorMcCambridge, Alana B
dc.contributor.authorThoms (Ngāi Tahu -Ngāti Kurī, Ngāi Tūhoe), Channell
dc.contributor.authorHousiaux (Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai, Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Raukawa,, Jordan
dc.contributor.authorEhau-Taumaunu (Ngāti Uepōhatu, Ngāti Porou, Te Ātiawa, Te Wh, Hanareia
dc.contributor.authorWaikauri Connell (Atihaunui a Pāpārangi, Ngāti Tama, Tūwhare, Charlotte Joy
dc.contributor.authorKeenan (Te Atiawa, Taranaki), Rawiri
dc.contributor.authorThomas (Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri, Te Ātiawa, Ngāi Tohora,, Kristie-Lee
dc.contributor.authorMaslen-Miller (Samoan), Amy
dc.contributor.authorTupaea (Ngāti Koata, Ngāti Tiipa, Ngāti Kuia, Te Aitanga a M, Morgan
dc.contributor.authorMauriohooho (Ngāti Raukawa ki Wharepuhunga, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Kate
dc.contributor.authorPuli'uvea, Christopher
dc.contributor.authorRapata (Kāi Tahu), Hannah
dc.contributor.authorNicholas (Ngā Pū Toru -'Avaiki Nui), Sally Akevai
dc.contributor.authorPope (Ngā Ruahine), Rere-No-A-Rangi
dc.contributor.authorKaufononga, Sangata AF
dc.contributor.authorReihana (Nga Puhi, Te Rarawa, Te Whakatōhea, Ngai Tūhoe), Kiri
dc.contributor.authorFleury (Te Atiawa, Taranaki), Kane
dc.contributor.authorCamp (Samoan), Nathan
dc.contributor.authorRangikahiwa Carson (Ngāti Whakaue), Georgia Mae
dc.contributor.authorKaulamatoa (Tongan/Pālangi), Jasmine Lulani
dc.contributor.authorClark (Tongan/Pālangi), Zaramasina L
dc.contributor.authorCollings (Te Rarawa), Mel
dc.contributor.authorBell (Ngāti Maniapoto, Pare Hauraki), Georgia M
dc.contributor.authorHenare (Te Rarawa, Te Aupōuri), Kimiora
dc.contributor.authorReiri (Ngāti Kahungunu, Rangitāne, Ngāi Tahu), Kylie
dc.contributor.authorWalker (Whakatōhea), Punahamoa
dc.contributor.authorEscott (Ngāti Kahungunu, Samoan, Palagi), Kirita-Rose
dc.contributor.authorMoors, Jaye
dc.contributor.authorWilson (Ngāti Tūwharetoa), Bobbie-Jo
dc.contributor.authorLaita (Samoan, German), Olivia Simoa
dc.contributor.authorMaxwell (Te Whakatōhea, Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Ngāitai, Ngāti P, Kimberley H
dc.contributor.authorFong (Ngā Puhi), Stephanie
dc.contributor.authorParata (Te Atiawa ki Whakarongotai, Kai Tahu, Kati Mamoe, Ka, Riki
dc.contributor.authorMeertens, Morgan
dc.contributor.authorAston (Tangahoe, Ngāti Ruanui), Connor
dc.contributor.authorTaura (Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Hauā, Ngāti Tūwh, Yvonne
dc.contributor.authorHaerewa (Ngāti Porou), Nicole
dc.contributor.authorLawrence (Samoan/Tokelauan/Pālangi), Helena
dc.contributor.authorAlipia, Theresa
dc.description.abstractThe experiences of Māori and Pacific postgraduate students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) offer insights into how universities, particularly science faculties, currently underserve Māori and Pacific people. This article shares the experiences of 43 current or past postgraduate students at New Zealand universities. Collectively, our stories offer insight into how representation, the white imprint, space invaders/stranger making, and institutional habits, specifically operate to exclude and devalue Māori and Pacific postgraduates in STEM. We provide new understandings of the white imprint (rewarding and incentivising white behaviour), where Māori and Pacific postgraduates were prevented from being their authentic selves. Importantly, this research documents how Māori and Pacific postgraduates experience excess labour because of institutional habits. This research also provides insight into how the science funding system results in superficial and unethical inclusion of Māori and Pacific postgraduates. Our stories provide persuasive evidence that the under-representation of Māori and Pacific in STEM will not be addressed by simply bolstering university enrolments. Instead, our stories highlight the urgent requirement for universities to change the STEM learning environment which continues to be violent and culturally unsafe for Māori and Pacific postgraduates.
dc.identifier.citationJournal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, ISSN: 0303-6758 (Print); 1175-8899 (Online), Informa UK Limited, 52(S1), 116-134. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2022.2097710
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.subject3903 Education Systems
dc.subject3904 Specialist Studies In Education
dc.subject39 Education
dc.subjectGeneral Science & Technology
dc.titleSeen but Unheard: Navigating Turbulent Waters as Māori and Pacific Postgraduate Students in STEM
dc.typeJournal Article
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