Melissa Matutina Williams

Melissa Matutina Williams

Melissa Matutina Williams (Te Rarawa, Ngāti Maru) teaches history at the University of Auckland. Based on her PhD research, 'Panguru and the City: He Kāinga Rua' draws on the oral narratives of the Te Rarawa people who joined with many other Māori in mid-twentieth century migrations to Aotearoa New Zealand’s cities.

Melissa Williams’ scholarship has been acknowledged with honours and awards including the Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust / Dame Joan Metge Post- Doctoral Research Award and a Copyright Licensing New Zealand Writers’ Award. She has published and presented a number of papers in the field of indigenous studies, in Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally.