Linda Tuhiwai Smith (Māori, Ngāti Awa, and Ngāti Porou iwi) is a scholar, professor, and leader in Indigenous education in New Zealand. Her 1999 book Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples (now available in a third edition from Zed Books) remains an influential and groundbreaking work of scholarship that exposes the exploitative colonial legacy of research conducted for the purposes of Western knowledge accumulation and production. Tuhiwai-Smith is professor of Indigenous education at the University of Waikato (Hamilton), a Waitangi Tribunal Committee member, and a leading member of several national committees on Indigenous education and research.
Decolonizing Education: A Conversation with Linda Tuhiwai Smith
The first installment in a new LARB series of interviews, DECOLONIZE / DEFUND / ABOLISH....