The third session of the Pacific Post Graduate Talanoa was on Monday 4th April 2016. The two presentations were from Shailesh Lao, PhD candidate (Pacific Studies), Va’aomanu Pasifika on the topic ‘The Art, Dilemma and Difficulties of Collecting Data in Fiji for an Autoethnography Study’, and also Rachel Yates-Pahulu, PhD candidate (Pacific Studies), Va’aomanu Pasifika on the topic ‘Skilled Migration in the 21st Century: A Case Study of NZ born Pacific Women Teaching English in South Korea’.
The Pacific Post Graduate provides the chance for pacific post graduate students and researchers from New Zealand and other Pacific universities, government research agencies and NGOs to present research in progress, share ideas and debate Pacific research issues. Responsibility for sessions is shared by all participating universities with presentations covering a range of disciplines.
Talanoa sessions generally begin with introductions, the presentations (up to 20 minutes) followed by a question/discussion time when participants from all sites can join in.