Author: Kate Stevens

Dr. Kate Stevens (she/her, Pākehā/settler) is a historian based at the University of Waikato in Aotearoa New Zealand. She studies 19th and 20th-century histories of cultural, environmental, and economic exchange in the Pacific, focusing on the ongoing impacts of British and French colonialism in the region. Kate’s projects include an environmental history of Suva, sensory histories and heritage of oil and soap commodities, and the role of Māori women in southern New Zealand whaling.