Vanessa De Oliveira Andreotti

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Graduate Student Supervision

Doctoral Student Supervision (Jan 2008 - Mar 2019)
Beyond the Dusky Maiden : Pasifika women's experiences working in higher education (2018)

Beyond the Dusky Maiden records Pasifika women’s experiences of working in higher education in Aotearoa New Zealand. Using a navigational metaphor this dissertation maps the storms within higher education that are slowing down Pasifika people’s journey to success. This dissertation identifies six promising practices for enabling faster change in higher education whilst also considering the hidden conversations that are necessary to identify why institutions need to change. This dissertation recognises the neo-liberal and colonial foundations of higher education and how they contribute to a white masculine imprint that enables and enforces excess labour, non-performative diversity, infantilization, hyper-surveillance, lateral violence, and sexual assault. This dissertation records Pasifika women’s encounters with the white masculine imprint as they attempt to transform higher education institutions. Pasifika women share their methods for survival in higher education spaces in spite of patterns of exclusion. To record Pasifika women’s journey’s this research introduces the masi methodology. The masi methodology centres Pacific/Pasifika women’s voices within the research process ensuring that they are seen as the experts on their own experiences. The Pacific research method of talanoa, a narrative enquiry developed from Pacific people’s oratory tradition is used to engage with twenty-seven Pasifika women about their experiences working in higher education in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Recent Tri-Agency Grants

The following is a selection of grants for which the faculty member was principal investigator or co-investigator. Currently, the list only covers Canadian Tri-Agency grants from years 2013/14-2016/17 and excludes grants from any other agencies.

  • lmagining education and society beyond existing socio-economic systems: co-creating a decolonial framework for social innovation - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) - Connection Grants (2016/2017)
  • Ethical social innovation for decolonial global futures - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) - Insight Grants (2016/2017)
  • Re-imagining Aboriginal education for a shared future: examining Aboriginal education enhancement agreements - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) - Insight Grants (2015/2016)
  • Crossing glocal borders - UBC Humanities and Social Science (HSS) Research Fund - Faculty of Education HSS Seed Grant (2014/2015)
  • Canada research chair in race, inequalities and global change - Canada Research Chairs - Canada Research Chair Tier II (SSHRC) (2013/2014)

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