//080 Dr Jenny Lee-Morgan, author + researcher

August 10, 2021

Dr Jenny Lee-Morgan (Waikato, Ngāti Mahuta, Te Ahiwaru, Chinese) a teacher, author, researcher, māmā and grandmother with Chinese-Māori whakapapa. 

Jenny has worked as a secondary school teacher and in the community, tertiary and business sectors. Today, she is a professor of Māori research and the director of Ngā Wai a te Tūī, Māori and Indigenous Research Centre, Te Whare Wānanga o Wairaki (Unitec).

In this episode she shares her experiences as a Māori-Chinese wahine growing up in Aotearoa. We discuss identity and racism, reflecting on her book Jade Taniwha. We also dig deep into the topic of decolonisation, with Jenny believing it all starts with decolonising our minds. 

The values of whānau and manaakitanga were a cultural norm, to us as both Māori and Chinese.

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