Dr Aroha Harris (Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi) is a senior lecturer in history at the University of Auckland. She has considerable experience in both historical and social research, having worked for government agencies, private companies and iwi, and she was a founding member of Te Pouhere Kōrero, the Māori Historians Network. Her research interests focus on Māori in the twentieth century, particularly since World War II. She has been published as a creative writer, as an academic and as a researcher.
In 2008 Aroha was appointed a member of the Waitangi Tribunal and is currently a member of Te Rohe Pōtae. Aroha also continues to provide research advice to Te Runangā o Te Rarawa.