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Belly dancing in New Zealand: identity, hybridity, transculture.
(University of Canterbury. School of Culture, Literature and Society, 2008)
This thesis explores ways in which some New Zealanders draw on and negotiate both belly dancing and local cultural norms to construct multiple local and global identities. Drawing upon discourse analysis, post-structuralist ...
The Braided River : migration and the personal essay.
(University of Canterbury. Department of English, School of Humanities, 2015)
The personal essay provides a vibrant method of inquiry for exploring migration. Migration tests the individual on all levels and the personal essay bears witness to that lived experience in writing. In applying Montaigne’s ...