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2024 Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities in residence

Time: 8 a.m. March 18 - 7 p.m. March 29

Location: Various

Krushil Watene poses in front of shelves filled with books

Indigenous Philosophy, Global Change, and Just Futures

Krushil Watene
Peter Kraus Associate Professor in Philosophy
Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts, Humanities
University of Auckland/Waipapa Taumata Rau, Aotearoa New Zealand

He uri nō Ngāti Manu, Te Hikutu, Ngāti Whātua ō Orākei, me Tonga.

Krushil Watene's research addresses fundamental questions in ethics, politics, and Indigenous philosophy. In particular, it engages at the intersections of diverse philosophical traditions, trans-disciplinarity, and the role of local communities for global change. Primary areas of expertise include mainstream theories of well-being, development, and justice (particularly the capability approach), intergenerational justice, and Māori philosophy.

Faculty co-hosts for Watene's two-week residency are Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson (Philosophy) and Mariaelena Huambachano (NAIS, Religion).

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Additional supporters:

  • Anthropology Department
  • Engaged Humanities Network
  • Falk Food Studies
  • Geography and the Environment Department
  • Hendricks Chapel
  • Native American and Indigenous Studies Program
  • Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Philosophy Department
  • Religion Department
  • Sociology Department