Atele Dutt – Assistant Lecturer Sociology

Atele Dutt – Assistant Lecturer Sociology


Phone: +679 323 2489

tele Leiataua-Dutt is Assistant Lecturer in Sociology. She is originally from Samoa but has lived in Fiji for almost 20 years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and History/Politics, a Postgraduate Diploma in International Affairs, and a Master’s degree in Politics and International Affairs from the University of the South Pacific. Atele has recently submitted her PhD thesis in Sociology. Her thesis explores the policy-practice gap in the treatment of corporal punishment in schools in Samoa. She takes interest in a variety of policy issues in the Pacific relating to children’s rights, human rights, gender, and security.

Courses taught

SO100: Themes & Perspectives in Sociology (Semester 1)

SO207: Families, Sexuality and Change in the Pacific (Semester 2)

SO301: Sociology of Public Policy & Administration (Semester 2)

Research interests: children’s rights, child protection, human rights, security, gender.