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Dr Tina Makereti PhD

Lecturer

School of English and Media Studies

Dr Tina Makereti teaches creative writing at all levels in The School of English and Media Studies. She has a PhD and Masters in Creative Writing from Victoria University and a BA and PG Dip Māori Studies from Massey University, and is a novelist, essayist, curator and short fiction writer. Her new anthology of Māori and Pasifika fiction, edited with Witi Ihimaera and titled Black Marks on the White Page, will be published mid-2017, and a second novel should follow soon after. In 2016 Dr Makereti won the Pacific Regional Commonwealth Short Story Prize with her story, 'Black Milk'. Her first novel, Where the Rēkohu Bone Sings (Vintage, 2014) has been described as a New Zealand classic and ‘a remarkable first [book that] spans generations of Moriori, Māori and Pākehā descendants as they grapple with a legacy of pacifism, violent domination and cross-cultural dilemmas.’ It was longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award 2016 and won the 2014 Ngā Kupu Ora Aotearoa Māori Book Award for Fiction. Her short story collection, Once Upon a Time in Aotearoa (Huia Publishers 2010), which combines mythological and contemporary stories, also won the Ngā Kupu Ora Māori Book Award for Fiction in 2011. Other recognition includes the Royal Society of New Zealand Manhire Prize for Creative Science Writing 2009 (non-fiction), the Pikihuia Award for Best Short Story Written in English 2009, the 2014 Randell Cottage Writer in Residence and the 2016 Beatson Fellowship.  Dr Makereti  is of Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Ati Awa, Ngāti Rangatahi Pākehā and, according to family stories, Moriori descent.

Dr Tina Makereti has a PhD and Masters in Creative Writing from Victoria University and a BA and PG Dip Māori Studies from Massey University. Her fiction, essays, and short stories have been recognised nationally and internationally, including the 2016 Pacific Regional Commonwealth Short Story Prize, two Nga Kupu Ora Awards, and a RSNZ Creative Science Writing Nonfiction Award. An anthology of Māori and Pasifika fiction, edited with Witi Ihimaera and titled Black Marks on the White Page, will be published mid-2017. Dr Makereti teaches creative writing at all levels, and is particularly interested in Māori & Pasifika creative expressions.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: Extn: 84494
    Location: SGP 4.58, Sir Geoffrey Peren
    Campus: Manawatū

Qualifications

  • PhD Creative Writing - Victoria University (2013)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Research interests include creative writing, long and short fiction, creative non-fiction, personal essays, Māori literature, Pasifika literature, Māori and Pasifika creative writing, New Zealand literature, museums and curation, postcolonial literature, Indigeneity, plural cultural identities / mixed-ethnicity

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Languages, Communication And Culture (200000): Literary Studies (200500): Maori Literature (200504): Pacific Literature (200507):
Studies In Creative Arts And Writing (190000)

Keywords

creative writing, long and short fiction, creative non-fiction, personal essays, Māori literature, Pasifika literature, Māori and Pasifika creative writing, museums and curation, postcolonial literature, Indigeneity, plural cultural identities / mixed-ethnicity

Research Outputs

Journal

Makereti, TRM. (2016). Black Milk. Granta. online Retrieved from https://granta.com/about/
[Journal article]Authored by: Makereti, T.
Makereti, TRM. (2016). Stories: Making Soup, Baking Bread. Biography. 39(3), 406-409
[Journal article]Authored by: Makereti, T.
Makereti, TRM. (2015). Monster. Overland. 219(Aotearoa) Retrieved from https://overland.org.au/previous-issues/issue-219
[Journal article]Authored by: Makereti, T.
Makereti, TRM. (2015). This Compulsion in Us. Landfall. 229 Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/press/books/otago638573.html
[Journal article]Authored by: Makereti, T.
Makereti, TRM. (2015). Book Review: Vincent O’Malley, The Meeting Place: Maori and Pakeha Encounters, 1642-1840. Mai Journal. 4(1)Retreived from http://www.journal.mai.ac.nz/journal/mai-journal-2015-volume-4-issue-1
[Book Review]Authored by: Makereti, T.
Makereti, TRM. (2014). Frau Amsel's Cupboard. Sport. 42 Retrieved from http://vup.victoria.ac.nz/sport-42/
[Journal article]Authored by: Makereti, T.
Makereti, TRM. (2014). Tauihu. Five Dials. 32 Retrieved from http://fivedials.com/32/number-32-new-zealand/
[Journal article]Authored by: Makereti, T.
Makereti, TRM. (2012). Taonga. Metro. (Jan/Feb 2012), 98-99
[Journal article]Authored by: Makereti, T.
Makereti, TRM. (2012). An Englishman, an Irishman & a Welshman walk into a Pa. Sport. 40 Retrieved from http://www.sportmagazine.co.nz/past-issues/sport-40-contributors
[Journal article]Authored by: Makereti, T.

Book

Makereti, TINA. (2017). On All Our Different Islands. In T. Conroy (Ed.) Home. : Massey University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Makereti, T.
Makereti, TRM. (2017). The Story That Matters. In E. Perkins, & C. Price (Eds.) The Fuse Box. : Victoria University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Makereti, T.
Makereti, TRM.(2017). Black Marks on the White Page. Auckland, New Zealand: Penguin Random House, Vintage
[Authored Book]Authored by: Makereti, T.Contributed to by: Makereti, T.Edited by: Makereti, T.
Witi, I.(2017). Black Marks on the White Page. : Vintage
[Authored Book]Authored by: Makereti, T.
Makereti, TRM. (2016). Taonga. In S. Johnson (Ed.) GOOD DOG! New Zealand Writers on Dogs. (pp. 190 - 194). : Penguin Random House
[Chapter]Authored by: Makereti, T.
Makereti, TRM. (2016). Frau Amsel's Cupboard. In R. Bargh, & B. Bargh (Eds.) Stories on the Four Winds: Ngā Hau e Whā. Wellington: Huia Publishers
[Chapter]Authored by: Makereti, T.
Makereti, TRM. (2016). By Your Place in the World I Will Know Who You Are. In I. Horrocks, & C. Lacey (Eds.) Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays on Place from Aotearoa New Zealand. Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Makereti, T.
Makereti, TRM. (2014). He Taonga te Reo. In J. Gracewood, & S. Andrew (Eds.) Tell You What: Great New Zealand Nonfiction 2015. Auckland: Auckland University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Makereti, T.
Makereti, T.(2014). Where the Rēkohu Bone Sings. Auckland, New Zealand: Penguin Random House, Vintage
[Authored Book]Authored by: Makereti, T.
Makereti, TINA. (2012). Haut und Knochen. In B. Manhire (Ed.) Ein anderes Land: Short Storys aus Neuseeland. Frankfurt: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
[Chapter]Authored by: Makereti, T.
Makereti, TRM. (2012). skin and bones. In J. Stafford, & M. Williams (Eds.) The Auckland University Press Anthology of New Zealand Literature. Auckland: Auckland University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Makereti, T.

Creative Work

Broughton, D., Te Punga Somerville, A., Buchanan, R., Witehira, J., & Kemi, N. (2017, April 5). Magical Māori Mystery Tour of Wellington. (No. of Pieces: 16) [Photographic images, glass lightboxes]. Courtenay Place Park, corner Taranaki St & Courtenay Place, Wellington, New Zealand.
[Exhibition]Edited by: Makereti, T.
Makereti, TRM. (2013, June 7). Magic Playgrounds: Historical Images of NZ Childhoods. NZ Film Archive - Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, Wellington.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Makereti, T.

Thesis

Makereti, TINA. (2013). Stories are the centre : the place of fiction in contemporary understandings and expressions of indigeneity : a thesis submitted to the Victoria University of Wellington in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Creative Writing. (Doctoral Thesis, Victoria University of Wellington)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Makereti, T.

Conference

Makereti, TRM. (2017, March). Writing / Performing / Identity & other such grand ideas. Presented at Performing Writing Symposium. Massey University, Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Makereti, T.
Makereti, TRM.Māori Writing in English: Speaking with Two Mouths. . Victoria University of Wellington
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Makereti, T.
Makereti, TRM. (2015, November). Keynote Commentator. Presented at Indigenous Photographic Histories Symposium. The National Library of NZ, Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Makereti, T.
Makereti, TRM. (2014, December). By Your Place in the World, I Will Know Who You Are. Presented at Placing the Personal Essay. Te Ara Hihiko, Massey University, Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Makereti, T.

Other

Makereti, TRM. (2017, May). POUTOKOMANAWA – THE HEARTPOST The University Of Auckland Free Public Lecture 2017. In Auckland Writers Festival. : Auckland Writers Festival.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Makereti, T.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • Māori
    Last used: weekly
    Spoken ability: Needs work
    Written ability: Needs work

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
CoSupervisor 1 0

Teaching

Available for supervison of MCW and PhD Creative Writing. Particularly interested in supporting production of Maori, Pasifika or Indigenous creative writing and literary postgraduate theses.

Current Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • Gina Cole - PhD
    Borderless Cartographies in the Speculative Fiction of Pacific Writers

Media and Links

Other Links

Head of School

Associate Professor Jenny Lawn

Email: J.M.Lawn@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 09 213 6337

Administration staff

Joanne Ervine
Senior Administrator - Auckland
Email: J.Ervine@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 09 213 6909

Janet Lowe
Business Services Manager - Manawatu
Email: J.M.Lowe@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 06 951 7752

Julie McKenzie
Academic Programme Administrator
Email: J.A.McKenzie@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 06 951 7421

Anne Meredith
Academic Programme Administrator - "Writing Papers"
Email: A.M.Meredith@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 06 951 7548

College of Humanities and Social Sciences support staff

Claire Grant
Shared Campus Secretary - Wellington
Email: C.Grant@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 04 979 3597

Claire Jowsey
Shared Campus Secretary - Auckland
Email: C.Jowsey@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 09 212 7057

Marissa Penfold
Shared Campus Secretary - Auckland
Email: M.Penfold@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 09 213 6086

Honorary research fellows

These academics are honorary research fellows of our school:

Dr Doreen D'Cruz
Dr Judith Dell Panny
Professor Russell Poole
Dr John Ross

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