Maria Haenga-Collins is a PhD candidate in the Australian Centre for Indigenous History. The working title of her thesis is Closed Stranger Adoption and Māori (1955-1985): Violence, Sex, and Race.
Maria is from New Zealand and is of Ngāti Porou, Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki, Ngāi Tahu and Irish descent.
- Adoption (cross-cultural adoption)
- Cultural/Indigenous studies (cultural identities, ‘race’ and racism)
- Māori research methodologies
Haenga-Collins, M., & Gibbs, A. (2015). ‘Walking Between Worlds’: The experiences of New Zealand Māori cross-cultural adoptees. Adoption & Fostering, 39(1), 62-75.
Haenga-Collins, M. (2014). ‘Fragments from an Adopted Daughter’. Australian Journal of Adoption, 8(2).