Samoan academic

Pacific PhD candidate follows in father’s footsteps at Cambridge

She is now bound for the University of Cambridge to research the historical legacy of the publication.

Ieremia-Allan recently received the Pacific Islander Visiting Fellowship offered by Cambridge University.

She will spend six weeks at Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, conducting archival research for her doctorate on O Le Sulu Samoa and its role in capturing the perspectives of Pacific over time.

Her father, Reverend Elder Lale Ieremia, was one of the first Pacific tauira to attend the prestigious university in 1970.

Samoan academic creating 'safe cultural research space' for 'burdened' Pacific Rainbow+ communities

The Manalagi project is New Zealand's first-ever Pacific Rainbow+ Health and Wellbeing project and creates a safe cultural research space for Pacific Rainbow+ communities to communicate their unique health and wellbeing needs.

Manalagi principal investigator, Seuta‘afili Dr Patrick Saulmatino Thomsen, says the research allows the Rainbow community to be ok with who they are.

“Manalagi is about allowing ourselves to look to the heavens.