Brendan Hokowhitu is Māori of the Pukenga people. Having gained his doctorate from the University of Otago, Aotearoa/New Zealand in 2002, Hokowhitu became associate professor and programme coordinator of the Master of Indigenous Studies at Otago before accepting his current position as dean and professor of the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada. He has published extensively on the subject of Māori and popular culture—including masculinity, sport, and film—with articles in such international journals as The Contemporary Pacific, Cultural Studies Review, International Journal of the History of Sport, Sociology of Sport Journal, and Journal of Sport and Social Issues. He is lead editor of two edited collections and is working on an Indigenous masculinities manuscript. Hokowhitu is a leading expert on Indigenous masculinities internationally.
Brendan was interviewed for Sam McKegney’s Masculindians. Their conversation was entitled “Embodied Masculinity and Sport.”