Dr. Anne-Marie Tupuola is of Samoan descent, born in Aotearoa New Zealand, with indigenous and ancestral ties to Samoa’s villages of Lotofaga, Tufuiopa, and Vaigaga. She specialises and has published extensively in the areas of human development, youth studies, gender studies, and indigenous identities, research methods, scholarship, and epistemologies.
Anne-Marie has been affiliated with Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand; University of London, United Kingdom and Columbia; and Harvard and New York Universities in the United States as a Fulbright Senior Scholar. Dr. Tupuola has also contributed to the United Nations global urban indigenous forums and publications on migration, climate change, and culture and identity. She is a passionate advocate for human rights, suicide prevention, violence against women and the rights of Indigenous Peoples globally. Anne-Marie currently resides in New York and is an independent scholar, researcher, and Principal of Global Edge Research.