Associate Professor Camille Nakhid

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Associate Professor in Social Sciences



  • B.Sc (New York), Dip. Teaching (ACE), M.Ed (Hons) Auckland, EdD Auckland.


Camille Nakhid is from Trinidad and Tobago. She has a BSc in Chemistry from New York, and completed a Diploma in Secondary Teaching in Chemistry and Mathematics, a Masters in Education Administration (Hons), and a Doctor of Education (EdD) in New Zealand.

Camille's research interests include: the sociology of education; the social construction of identity; appropriate research methodologies for marginalised and minority groups; race and ethnicity; and Māori and Pasifika academic achievement.



Nakhid, C. (2009) Intercultural Perceptions and Institutional Responses: Explaining Pacific Islands Students Achievement in New Zealand Secondary Schools. Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.


  • Nakhid, C. (2012) Which side of the bridge to safety. Pasifika youth perceptions of South Auckland. Kotuitui — Journal of Social Sciences, Royal Society of New Zealand.
  • Nakhid, C. (2011). Equity for Māori and Pasifika students — The objectives and characteristics of equity committees in a New Zealand university. Equity and Excellence in Education, 44(4), 532-550. doi:10.1080/10665684.2011.613703
  • Nakhid, C. (2011). Friends, whanau and students - their perceptions of and contributions to the academic experiences of Māori and Pacific Island (Pasifika) university students in New Zealand. In E. Brown, & P. Gibbons (Eds.), Ethnicity and race: creating educational opportunities around the globe. Information Age Publishing.
  • Nakhid, C. (2011). Education and Pasifika Communities in Aotearoa/New Zealand. In Education in the Black Diaspora. New York: Routledge.
  • Nakhid, C. (2011). Looking for the black fellas — a conversation with a white Australian. Australia: National Indigenous Times.
  • Nakhid, C. and Shorter, L. (2010) Māori Male Ex-Inmates and the Development of Healing Programmes. Report to AUT Research and Innovation Office.
  • Nakhid, C. (2009) "Intercultural" Perceptions and Institutional Responses: Explaining Pacific Islands Students’ Achievement in New Zealand Secondary Schools. Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.
  • Nakhid, C. Collins, E. and Tanielu, R. (2009). Pasifika youth in South Auckland: Family, community, gangs, culture, leadership and the future. Report to the Families Commission.
  • Nakhid, C. (2009). Conclusion: the concept and Circumstances of Pacific migration and Pacific transnationalism. In Helen Lee and Steven Tupai Francis (eds) Pacific migration and Transnationalism. Australia National University Press. Online.
  • Nakhid, C. (June 2009). Migrants demand action. Pasa Pinoy – Filipino Quarterly newspaper.
  • Nakhid, C. (2009). The Meaning of family and home for young Pasifika people involved in gangs in the suburbs of South Auckland. Social Policy Journal of New Zealand. Issue 35.
  • Cowley, E., Helu, J. and Nakhid, C. (2008). Parenting with Pasifika Families. Report to the Families Commission.
  • Nakhid, Camille with John Paul Fa'alogo, Meiolandre Faiava, Daisy Halafihi, Sam Pilisi, John Senio, Sidney Taylor and Luke Thomas (2007). Aua’i i le galuega: A Pasifika research design ensuring ownership and autonomy. Social Policy Journal of New Zealand, 32, 106-125.
  • Nakhid, C. (2006). The relationship between the African and Indian ethnic groups in Trinidad and Tobago and their attention to the island's indigenous history. The International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations (online).
  • Nakhid, C. (2006). Ethics and the obstruction of social justice for Māori and Pasifika (Pacific Islands) students in tertiary institutions in Aotearoa (New Zealand). Race, Ethnicity and Education, 9 (3) 295-306.
  • Nakhid, C. (2003). Comparing Pasifika students' perceptions of their schooling with the perceptions of non-Pasifika teachers using the 'mediated dialogue' as a research methodology. Journal of Educational Studies, 38(2), 207–226.
  • Nakhid, C. (2003). "Intercultural" perceptions, academic achievement, and the identifying process of PI students in NZ schools.The Journal of Negro Education, 72(3) 279.
  • Nakhid, C. (2002). "Who do you say I am?" – Explaining the marginalised status of Pasifika students' academic achievement by examining the conflict between institutional perceptions and the 'Identifying Process'. Paper presented at Comparative and International Education Society conference, 6–9 March.
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