Aroha Harris (Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi) is a member of the Waitangi Tribunal and a Lecturer in History at the University of Auckland. Her PhD reflects her interest in Māori histories of the twentieth century. Aroha Harris also has a background in both historical and social research for various government agencies and iwi. Her writing has appeared in a number of articles, and in anthologies of short fiction and poetry. The author of a book on political protest in the late twentieth century, Hīkoi (2004), she worked alongside others to establish Te Pouhere Kōrero, the national collective of Māori historians and researchers.