Kathryn Cammell

University of Auckland

Kathryn Cammell is a history student at the University of Auckland. She graduated from her Bachelor of Arts degree (double major History and Criminology) as a Senior Scholar in the Faculty of Arts and earned her BA(Hons) in History with First Class Honours in 2018.

Kathryn is interested in Indigenous history, particularly concerning activism and social movements in the twentieth century. Her Master of Arts thesis will compare how Indigenous peoples in New Zealand and the United States of America have used treaties with their respective governments as the legal basis for environmental activism in the late twentieth century. Kathryn hopes that her thesis will support Indigenous peoples in their efforts to address climate change and environmental sustainability across the world.

A recent highlight is a fellowship with the Aotearoa Youth Leadership Institute, involving a training weekend, overseas experience, a research project and six months of volunteering. As part of this fellowship, Kathryn served as the Head Delegate to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee session in Manama, Bahrain in 2018. Kathryn is also the Communications Manager for the University of Auckland History Society, of which she was a founding member.

In her spare time, Kathryn enjoys reading, baking, and cuddling her cat Izzy.