Tracey McIntosh (Ngāi Tūhoe) is Professor of Indigenous Studies and Co-Head of Te Wānanga o Waipapa at the University of Auckland, as well as being interim Co-Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. She previously taught in the sociology and criminology programme at the University of Auckland. Tracey brings a high level of experience to her roles in international work, community development, student equity and in her wider contributions to the academic community. Tracey has lectured at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji, 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.
Tracey's recent research focuses on incarceration (particularly of indigenous peoples), inequality, poverty and justice. She also sits on a number of external research assessment panels including the Marsden Fund Social Science Panel, the Rutherford Discovery Humanities and Social Science Panel and on the FoRST Te Tipu o te Wānanga Māori Research Investment Panel. In 2012 she was the co-chair of the Children’s Commissioner’s Expert Advisory Group on Solutions to Child Poverty. She sits on a number of boards particularly in the area of social harm reduction including the Robson Hanan Trust: Rethinking Crime and Punishment and Te Waka Moemoea: Being the Change Trust.