Our Research

“Just as the sea is an open and ever flowing reality, so should our oceanic identity transcend all forms of insularity, to become one that is openly searching, inventive and welcoming.”  - Epeli Hau’ofa

In keeping with Hau’ofa’s expansive and inclusive paradigm on viewing Oceania as a ‘sea of islands’, and those who have lived in and are committed to the Pacific region as ‘Oceanians’, our research encompasses work by Oceanians who work, study or are associated with AUT across a range of disciplines. Collectively, the diverse range of research topics and expertise spans the Pacific and its ‘sea of islands’.

Have a look through and read more about AUT research on all things Pacific.

Islands and Oceans....
Islands and Oceans....
....within the landscape of Auckland
....within the landscape of Auckland
Language Promotion and Protection
Language Promotion and Protection
Pacific Creative Industries
Pacific Creative Industries
Migration in the Pacific
Migration in the Pacific