Gina is a PhD student at the University of Canterbury in the Mass Communications and Journalism programme. Her thesis title is ‘The Soliloquy of Whiteness’ which is an analysis of early New Zealand setter newspapers reporting about Māori. However, rather than look at patterns of representation, she is analysing the patterns of meaning that emerge as white colonists sought to make sense of who they were in relation to Māori. Gina’s primary research interests are in the application of critical discourse analysis to texts and talk about race. She is also involved with and interested in Treaty Education for teacher education students at the University of Canterbury. Gina’s other keen research interest is the relationship between discursive racism and psychic traumas in indigenous peoples. Gina has taught in Kura Kaupapa, Christchurch secondary schools, and primary schools in Asia. Most of her teaching has been at the tertiary level.