Belinda Borell, MPhil.

Belinda (Ngati Ranginui, Ngai Te Rangi, Whakatōhea) is an emerging Maori researcher with a particular interest in rangatahi Maori. She has completed her Masters thesis –  Living in the city.pdf (1,334 KB) Living in the City Ain’t So Bad: Cultural Diversity of South Auckland Rangatahi.

Belinda has worked as an impact evaluator for community action projects on youth, alcohol and drugs and is developing into research management. Belinda is also currently undertaking a PhD at Massey University.


selected journal articles

Borell, B. (2015). Being Maori in the City: Indigenous Everyday Life in Auckland by Natacha Gagné. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013 [Book Review]. Aboriginal Policy Studies, 4(1), 73-75.

Borell, B. (2014). When the marginalised research the privileged One Maori group’s experience. International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies, 7(2).

Rankine, J., Moewaka Barnes, A., Borell, B., Nairn, R., & McCreanor, T. (2014). Content and source analysis of newspaper items about Maori issues: Silencing the ‘natives’ in Aotearoa?Pacific Journalism Review, 20(1), 213-233. A350

Nairn, R., DeSouza, R., Moewaka Barnes, A., Rankine, J., Borell, B., & McCreanor, T. (2014). Nursing in media saturated societies: implications for cultural safety in nursing practice in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of Research in Nursing, 19, 477-487. A349

McCreanor, T., Rankine, J., Moewaka Barnes, A., Borell, B., Nairn, R., & McManus, A.-L. (2014). The association of crime stories and Maori in Aotearoa New Zealand print media. Sites: New Series, 11(1), 121-144. DOI : A343

Moewaka Barnes, H., Borell, B., & McCreanor, T. (2014). Theorising the structural dynamics of ethnic privilege in Aotearoa: Unpacking "this breeze at my back". International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies, 7(1). A341

Moewaka Barnes, A., Taiapa, K., Borell, B., & McCreanor, T. (2013). Maori experiences and responses to racism in New Zealand. MAI Journal, 2(2), 63-77. A336

Nairn, R., McCreanor, T., Moewaka Barnes, A., Borell, B., Rankine, J., & Gregory, A. (2012). “Maori news is bad news”: that’s certainly so on television. MAI Journal, 1(1), 38-49. A309

Moewaka Barnes, A., Borell, B., Taiapa, K., Rankine, J., Nairn, R., & McCreanor, T. (2012). Anti-Maori themes in New Zealand Journalism; toward alternative practice. Pacific Journalism Review, 18(1), 195-216. A304

McCreanor, T., McManus, A.-L., Moewaka Barnes, A., Rankine, J., Borell, B., & Nairn, R. (2011). Maori business news in the mass media. Sites: New Series, 8(2), 32-56. A335

selected books and book chapters

Moewaka Barnes, H., Borell, B., Edwards, S. & McCreanor, T. (2009). Epistemological domination: Social science research ethics in Aotearoa. In Mertens, D. & Ginsberg, P. (Eds.), Handbook of Social Research Ethics (pp.442-457). Los Angeles: Sage. SB47

Borell, B. (2005). Living in the city ain't so bad: cultural identity for young Maori in South Auckland. In Liu, J., McCreanor, T., McIntosh, T. and Teaiwa, T. (Eds.), New Zealand Identities: Departures and Destinations (pp. 191-206). Wellington: Victoria University Press. SB39