Garrick Cooper

Senior LecturerGarrick Cooper

Ngāti Karaua (Hauraki) / Te Pirirākau (Tauranga Moana)
Programme Co-ordinator
Te Ao Marama 157
Internal Phone: 92088

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

I am interested in practices of 'decoloniality' in Aotearoa. This includes understanding the ways in which coloniality reproduces and sustains itself and maintains the interests of dominant groups in society and how we might subvert those processes. To this end, one part of my research project includes using Maori epistemologies (and the philosophical insights that we can draw from these) to critique dominant narratives about Maori (and perhaps "others") and create new pathways forward that transcend the binaries of Europeans and natives, Maori and Pakeha, the oppressor and the oppressed.

Recent Publications

  • Cooper GW. (2017) A Conversation with James Tully’s “Deparochializing Political Theory and Beyond”. Journal of World Philosophies 2(1): 156-159. http://dx.doi.org/10.2979/jourworlphil.1.1.05.
  • Cooper GW. (2017) Gods and Kaupapa Maori research. In Hoskins TK; Jones A (Ed.), Critical conversations in Kaupapa Maori: 147-160. Wellington: Huia Publishers.
  • Cooper G. (2016) A Prosthesis and the TPPA.
  • Cooper G. (2016) What is Intellectual Freedom Today: An Indigenous Reflection. Continental Thought & Theory 1(1): 93-95.
  • Cooper GW. (2016) Is Nathan Pukeroa our Trayvon Martin? SPASIFIKmag.com. http://spasifikmag.com/communityhealth/garrickcooperopinion16/. [e-Magazine].