Dr McIntosh is an Associate Professor and researcher in Sociology at The University of Auckland. Completing her doctorate in sociology in 2002, she has lectured at the University since 1999, and in 2004-2005 was a Fulbright Visiting Lecturer in New Zealand Studies at Georgetown, Washington D.C. Tracey is currently the Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga and has extensive experience in international work, community development, student equity. She has been a member of the Fulbright Senior Scholar and New Zealand Graduate Scholarship Panel, a member of the Marsden Fund Social Science Panel and the FoRST Te Tipu o te Wananga Māori Research Investment Panel. Tracey also was the Associate Dean (Equity) in the Faculty of Arts in 2003-2007 and was Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (EO) from 2005- 2008. Of Tuhoe descent, Tracey has been involved in Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga as a foundation member of the Research Committee and has had a long involvement with the Māori Women’s Welfare League. In 2002 she was awarded a University of Auckland Distinguished Teaching Award. She has also taught in France and Burundi, and lectured in Sociology at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji.