Postgraduate supervision

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, Data Science, 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, digital humanities and cultural AI.

Current and Past Students

Current students:

Emma Johnson, MA: Travelling texts: French reading culture in Aotearoa, 1838-1890. (co-supervised with Yuri Cerqueira dos Anjos)

Lily Pare Hallbutcher, MA: The representation of Māori within and the participation of Māori creative people in the New Zealand School Journal 1950-1980. (co-supervised with Arini Loader)

Rere-No-A-Rangi Pope, PhD: He Tina Ki Runga He Tāmore Ki Raro. (co-supervised with Marcus Frean and David O'Sullivan)

Mauricio Lopez Langenbach, PhD: The Somatic Approach to Translation in Walter Benjamin's Fragmented Constellations (co-supervised with Marco Sonzogni)

Ola Sawaie, PhD: Māori-besque: a study in cross-cultural design and hyphenated identities in New Zealand. (co-supervised with David Hakaraia)

Zheng (Grace) Fang, Fingerprinting Ant Sang’s Hyphenated Identity: A Chinese-New Zealand Case Study in Multimodal Communication (co-supervised with Marco Sonzogni)

Past students:

Ros Johnston, PhD: Colour printing in the uttermost part of the sea : a study of the colour print products, printers, technology and markets in New Zealand, 1830-1914 (2002). (co-supervised with Gary Gorman)

Caroline Campbell, PhD:  In the realm of the imagined: representation and identity in Australasian illustrated junior fiction 1890-1920 (2009).

Susann Liebich, PhD: Connected readers: reading practices and communities across the British Empire, c. 1890-1930 (2012). (co-supervised with Charlotte Macdonald)

Meghan Hughes, MA: Books as social currency: Robert Coupland Harding and the field of book collecting in New Zealand 1880-1920 (2013).

Jennie Sweo, PhD: Design foundations: Towards a model of style grammar in creative drawing (2017). (co-supervised with Doug Easterly)

Kay Sanderson, PhD:  Digital Materiality, Heritage Objects, the Emergence of Evidence, and the Design of Knowledge Enabling Systems (2017). (co-supervised with Dan Dorner)

Charlotte Thompson Darling, MA:  William Colenso’s Māori-English Lexicon (2018). (co-supervised with Lydia Wevers)

Clare Gleeson, PhD:  Owner Bound Music: A study of popular sheet music selling and music making in the New Zealand home 1840-1940 (2019). (co-supervised with Charlotte Macdonald)

Aditya Widiati, PhD:  Analysing documents and interpreting textbooks: Students' historical thinking skills in learning about the battle of Surabaya (2021). (co-supervised with Mark Sheehan)

Jayn Verkerk, PhD: Cloud Computing as Digital Imaginary: A critical making approach to user perceptions and experiences (2021). (co-supervised with Anne Niemetz)

Nastaran Arjomandi, PhD: Animal Farm's Book Covers and the Death of the Core Text: A Study in Multimodal Translation (2023) (co-supervised with Marco Sonzogni)

Lee-Ann Brogan, MDes: Heterotic. the photobook as art object, artists' book, documentary archive, and haptic experience (2023) (co-supervised with Sarah Maxey)