Category Archive: Academics

Jul 04

Fanaafi Aiono-Le Tagaloa

Personal Life: Fanaafi Aiono-Le Tagaloa (born in Samoa) graduated with a PhD (Doctorate) in Law from Otago University in New Zealand, and was the first Samoan to do so. Aiono-Le Tagaloa comes from a family of high academic achievers. Her mother is (Prof.) Aiono (Dr.) Fanaafi Le Tagaloa and her father is Le Tagaloa (Dr.) Pita. …

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Jul 04

Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop

Personal Life: Tagaloatele Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop is the first person to hold a Pacific chair at a New Zealand University and is New Zealands first Professor of Pacific Studies.   Education: Fairbairn-Dunlop holds a T.T.C (Teachers Certificate), and has graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts Honors 1st, and Master of Arts – all three …

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Jul 04

Iosefa Maiava

Personal Life: Lavea Iosefa Maiava (born 1956 in Apia, Samoa) is the United Nations Head of Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UN-ESCAP) Pacific Office.  

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Jul 04

Selina Tusitala Marsh

Personal Life: Dr. Selina Tusitala Marsh (born in Auckland, New Zealand) is a Pacific Island Poet, particularly in Spoken Word poetry, and a Professor who lectures in New Zealand & Pacific Literature at Auckland University’s Department of English. She runs a website in Pasifika Poetry, and is also the co-Chair of the South pacific Association …

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