Dr Paul Moon is Professor of History at the Faculty of Maori Development, Auckland University of Technology, where he has taught since 1993. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Master of Philosophy degree, a Master of Arts degree, and a Doctor of Philosophy. In 2003, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society at University College, London. Moon is widely recognised for his study of the Treaty of Waitangi. As well as his many books on the subject, he has produced major biographies of political and Maori figures, an examination of Maori cannibalism and a general history of New Zealand in the twentieth century.