Award: Robin and Avril Winks Award: New Zealand

Bronte Heron

Bronte intends to use this award to supplement her Fulbright Graduate Award for the pursuit of Master’s of Art degree in Creative Writing, specializing in Poetry, at the New School in New York City. She will expand her technical and imaginative skills as a writer and connect with other creatives in the United States. Upon …

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Carrie Clifford

Carrie Clifford is conducting comparative research surrounding mental health and child development in Native American and Maori communities. She is using her Project Support award to fund trips to Native American communities in Colorado as well as to provide access to materials for an intensive course on American Indian history and health at Johns Hopkins …

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Tess McClure

Our 2018 award went to Tess McClure to help support her as she earns her Master’s degree at Columbia’s School of Journalism. An investigative journalist herself, she focused on human and labor rights in supply chains, a relatively new subject in investigative journalism.

Patricia Tupou

This year’s Winks Award went to Patricia Tupou, who is pursuing a Master’s degree in Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. As a member of the Tongan community, Patricia is interested in how Indigenous narratives about the environment shape discourse about climate change and influence resource management and sovereignty movements. She …

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Ana Montgomery-Neutze

The 2016 Winks Award was granted to Ana Montgomery-Neutze, who is earning a Master’s degree in Social Documentary Film at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. After completing her studies, Ana aspires to be a New Zealand based documentary filmmaker, focusing on capturing the stories of the Māori, specifically those of her …

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Bonnie Scarth

Bonnie Scarth spent the 2015-16 academic year working in the Anthropology Department at Cornell University, pursuing a comparative research project on the subjective meanings, lived experiences, and potential transformations of trauma among women diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the U.S. and New Zealand. With a background in family violence and sexual assault prevention, …

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Georgina Archibald

New Zealander Georgie Archibald has begun her two-year Master’s program in English at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she plans to focus her research on the effects of digital media on reading and writing practices. Her award will help offset the cost of books and software necessary for her project.

Ani Alana Kainamu

The Winks Award winner for 2013 was Ani Alana Kainamu, who proposed to compare the natural resource management of customary fisheries in New Zealand and Hawaii. She planned to assess contaminant levels of trace metals and microbiological elements in ecologically significant and culturally important species of fish in two key estuaries. Her methodology integrates scientific …

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Alex Latu

Studies in administrative and constitutional law, towards earning a Master of Law degree at New York University Law School. Latu is interested in developing new legal structures to use in awarding and evaluating government contracts with private entities.

Divya Dhar

Studies towards a Master’s degree in Public Policy at Harvrd University’s Kennedy School of Government. Dhar, a young Indian-New Zealander, is the creator of the P3 (Peace, Prosperity and Progress) Foundation, an NGO that mobilizes young people across the Asia Pacific region to break out of poverty.

Sarah Salman

PhD research on the responses of American immigrant communities to 9/11, towards a doctorate at City University of New York

Dan Bidois

Studies focusing on urban, social and economic policy, culminating in a Master’s degree at Harvard University. Bidois is from Auckland.

Bethany Edmunds

Studies in Visual Culture at New York University, focusing on costume studies and textile conversation, culminating in a Master’s degree. After her return to Auckland in 2010, she developed an exhibition of works drawing on her US experience and toured the North Island to visit weavers and their communities.

Ben Steele

Studies on indigenous rights and treaty issues, leading to a Master’s degree in anthropology at Columbia University. Steele then became Second Secretary in New Zealand’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations.

Georgina White

Studies on traditional New Zealand woven cloaks at New York University, culminating in a Master’s degree in Museum Studies focusing on cultural heritage. After earning her MA, White returned to New Zealand to work as an Exhibition Developer at the Auckland Museum.

Hannah Gerard

Studies in rhetoric, composition, literary theory and pedagogy at the University of Pittsburgh

Michelle Menzies

Studies in cultural studies and interdisciplinary theory at the University of Chicago