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Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Uepohatu
Ms Tawhai lectures in policy and politics at Te Pūtahi a Toi. A recent recipient of the Fulbright-Nga Pae o Te Maramatanga scholar award, Ms Tawhai's fields of research and community work include the Treaty of Waitangi, Māori and youth political engagement, constitutional change, and electoral, civics and citizenship education. To date she has co-edited two books, authored several papers and presents widely on these issues. She is a member of Matike Mai Aotearoa, the Independent Working Group on Constitutional Transformation and is completing her PhD on the role of citizenship education in transforming indigenous-coloniser relations.
Youth political participation and engagement
Maori political particiation, representation and engagement
Indigeneity and constitutional transformation
Electoral, civics and citizenship education
21st Century Citizenship
Field of research codes
Curriculum and Pedagogy (130200): Education (130000):
Law And Legal Studies (180000): Maori Law (180200):
New Zealand Government and Politics (160608): Political Science (160600):
Specialist Studies in Education (130300):
Studies In Human Society (160000):
Te Tiriti O Waitangi (The Treaty of Waitangi) (180203)