Associate Professor Deidre Brown
School of Architecture
University of Auckland
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Research interests

Deidre Brown completed her PhD on 'Morehu Architecture' (Māori religio-political architecture from 1850-1950), in 1997 and began teaching Māori Art History at the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts the following year. She is now Senior Lecturer at the School of Architecture, University of Auckland, with research interests in Māori architecture and art; the relationship of art and curatorship to architecture; and intersections between culture and technology. With Annie Potts and Philip Armstrong, Deidre is the co-author of A New Zealand Book of Beasts: Animals in our History, Culture and Everyday Life (AUP 2013), in which her chapters examine the significance of animals in Māori and Pākehā art.