LINDA TUHIWAI TE RINA SMITH CNZM (Ngāti Awa and Ngāti Porou, Māori) is a professor of indigenous education at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, Aotearoa (New Zealand). She is known for her groundbreaking 1999 book “Decolonizing Methodologies”. Here, Smith traces the history of scientific knowledge as it developed through racist practices and the exploitation of indigenous peoples and asserts a challenging vision for how research and education can be used to confront colonialism and oppression. Linda’s research is not confined to education but more broadly indigenous
development. She has researched and published across a range of academic and research disciplines including Māori and indigenous education, research methods and methodologies, women in the academy, health, trauma, social justice, constitutional reform, mātauranga Māori and western science. She has also served on a broad range of Māori and National boards.