Margaret Mutu (Ngāti Kahu, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Whātua) is the Professor of Māori Studies at the University of Auckland. She holds a BSc in mathematics, an MPhil in Māori Studies, a Diploma of Teaching and a PhD in Māori Studies specialising in Linguistics. Margaret is a mandated representative of Ngāti Kahu nationally and internationally at the United Nations Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues.
Professor Margaret Mutu, Te Whānau Moana hapū, is the claimant for Te Whānau Moana hapū’s claim (Wai 117) and the Rating of Māori Land claim (Wai284), chairperson of Te Rūnanga-ā-Iwi o Ngāti Kahu, chairperson and delegate for Karikari marae, chairperson of Kāpehu marae in the Northern Wairoa and Ngāti Kahu’s head researcher and lead negotiator for their Tiriti o Waitangi claims against the Crown.
Margaret has published two other books, and is frequently called on by national and international media to provide information and expert commentary. Margaret is currently the Professor of Māori Studies at the University of Auckland.