Why isn’t my Professor Māori or Pacific? data update
COVID-19 has resulted in an unstable Aotearoa New Zealand university environment where there are looming restructures and a substantial amount of uncertainty1. As such, our research collective has made the decision to publish, outside of peer-review processes, updated data with brief commentary on Māori and Pacific academic staff numbers, to enable our communities to get this information as soon as possible. We will then work on a follow-up paper that will build upon this data and add to the growing evidence base showing structural racism in Aotearoa New Zealand universities. This present paper follows on from two previous papers that examined New Zealand academic staff data from 2012 to 2017. In this paper, we have added data from 2018 and 2019 and have plotted this information to look at potential changes.