Aroha Harris (Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi) is a member of the Waitangi Tribunal and a Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Auckland. Her PhD reflects her interest in Māori histories of the twentieth century. Aroha has a background in historical and social research for various government agencies and iwi. Her writing has appeared in a number of journals, and in anthologies of short fiction and poetry. In 2004 she published the book Hīkoi on political protest in the late twentieth century. She has worked alongside others to establish Te Pouhere Kōrero, the national collective of Māori historians and researchers. Her latest book in 2014 is the award winning Tangata Whenua: an illustrated history, authored with Atholl Anderson and the late Judith Binney.