Postgraduate supervision

Wai-te-ata Press provides supervision for students studying towards their postgraduate degrees.

Each year Wai-te-ata Press supervises Honours, MA, and PhD students working towards completing their postgraduate degrees. Whether you are based in History, New Zealand Studies, Literary Translation, Education, Design, Information Management, or any other field, our interdisciplinary focus enables you to extend the reach and relevance of your degree. Speciality areas include the interdisciplinary study of transnational and cross-cultural book history and print culture, in the contexts of the history of empire, history of technology, and the history of reading. Of particular note are a focus on nineteenth century New Zealand history, digital materiality, spatial history, and digital humanities.


Jennie Sweo, PhD candidate, Design

Design foundations: towards a model of style grammar in creative drawing (co-supervision with Doug Easterly).

Clare Gleeson, PhD candidate, History

The Sheet Music Trade in New Zealand and Owner Bound Volumes of Music c1840 – c1940 (co-supervision with Charlotte Macdonald).

Jayn Verkerk, PhD candidate, Design

Material matters: Historicising the internet cloud (co-supervision with Anne Niemetz).

Sarah Caylor, PhD candidate, Design

Wasting Away: A Lean Approach to Cultural Materialism (co-supervision with Daniel Brown).

Roya Jabarouti, PhD candidate, Languages and Cultures

Mapping Exile in the work of Seamus Heaney (co-supervision with Marco Sonzogni).

Aditya Widiadi, PhD candidate, Education

Teaching History and Historical Thinking in Indonesian Secondary Schools(co-supervision with Mark Sheehan).

Ya-Wen Ho, MA candidate, Languages and Cultures

Script is a badge: How hanzi and Latin script bilingual design shapes migrant identities in NZ (co-supervision with Luo Hui).

Charlotte Thompson Darling, MA candidate, Stout Research Centre

Colenso’s Maori Lexicon and 19thc Dictionary making in NZ (co-supervision with Lydia Wevers).