Originally from New Zealand. I have worked at Dalarna Univrsity since 2003. I teach a variety of courses including literature, writing, presentation and oral discussion techniques. Before working at Dalarna Univesity, I worked for nearly 20 years as a journalist, programme producer, and presenter for organisations such as Radio New Zealand International, Deutsche Welle in Germany, and as a freelance journalist for Agence France Presse. I have postgraduate degrees in English literature, political sociology, and indigenous studies. My research areas are: representation of minority and indigenous cultures in the media, literature studies, and colonial, post-colonial, and transcolonial discourses. Currently, I am finishing my doctoral studies at Goldsmiths University of London on the representation of indigenous and minority communities, and subversive discourse strategies in transnational hybrid television genres.
- My Name is Gary Cooper, but it is also Samoan, Part of: Transcultural Identity, Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2016. Chapter of book. .
- My Name is Samoan, Negotiating Modern Pacific Island Identities : 2015. Conference paper : popular science. .
- My name is Gary Cooper : Western popular culture and Samoan cultural identity, 2014. Conference paper. .
- An analysis of Samoan reaction to The Orator (O Le Tulafale)’s Fāgogo defining Samoan identity, 2013. Student thesis. .
- Laffing wif ’n at da Fob, paht hooz da Fob? A discussion of the comedy performances of The Laughing Samoans in New Zealand : (Laughing with and at the Fob, but who's the Fob?), The Stockholm 2013 Metaphor Festival, Stockholm University, 29 - 31 August 2013 : 2013. Conference paper. .