Associate Professor Tracey McIntosh

  • Posted on: 10 August 2016
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Tracey McIntosh (Ngāi Tūhoe) has presented internationally on her groundbreaking research. She is an Associate Professor and teaches in the sociology and criminology programme at the University of Auckland. Her current areas of research are women in prison - particularly Māori women, while she also while also looking at male ex-prisoners with gang associations.She is particularly interested in looking at the intergenerational transfer of social inequalities, focusing the prison situation in New Zealand where the country has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world and also one of the highest levels of racial disproportionality.

Tracey was the Joint Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) from 2007-2009, returned as sole Director in 2014, and is now Co-Director of NPM's new Centre of Research Excellence with Jacinta Ruru. She brings a wide level of experience to her role at NPM in international work, community development, student equity and in her wider contributions to the academic community. Prior to returning to the University of Auckland in 1999 Tracey lectured at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji and previous to that lived in France, Burundi and Tonga. She was a Fulbright Visiting Lecturer in New Zealand Studies at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. in 2004 and has served on Fulbright selection panels and as a Fulbright student advisor since then.