Michelle Erai

Assistant Professor, Gender Studies

Contact Information

Email    merai@gender.ucla.edu
Office  2220 Rolfe Hall


University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship, UC Riverside, Department of Women's Studies.  Mentor: Piya Chatterjee, 2008-2010

Nga Pae o te Maramatanga Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Auckland University, New Zealand, 2006


Selected Publications

"If I win I might tatoo my face." Mike Tyson as Maori Cultural Artifact?" Indigenous Cultures, edited by Guillermo Delgado.  Santa Cruz: University of California Santa Cruz Press (under review; accepted for publication).

"A Queer Caste: Mixing Race and Sexuality in Colonial New Zealand." Queer Indigenous Studies: Critical Interventions in Theory, Politics and Literature, edited by Qwo-Li Driskill, Chris Finley, Brian Joseph Gilley and Scott Lauria Morgensen.  Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 2011.

"Exile: Maori and Lesbian." Queer in New Zealand, edited by Lynne Alice.  Palmerston North: Dunmore Press, 2004.

"Criminal Sittings: Rape in the Colony, New Zealand, 1862." Journal of Historical Sociology 24: 2 (2011): 186-208.

"Civilizing Images: Violence and The Visual Interpellation of Maori Women."  Amerasia Journal, Russell C. Leong, Arnold Pan, Mary Kao and David Yoo  (eds.) University of California, Los Angeles