Louise Peltzer

Louise Peltzer is a French Polynesian politician, former government minister, and linguist.


Peltzer is originally from Huahine in the Leeward Islands.[1] She holds a PhD in linguistics.[1]

She was the Minister for Culture, Higher Education and Research for French Polynesia for six years.[2][3] In 2005, Peltzer was elected president of the University of French Polynesia; she was re-elected for a second term in 2009.[4]

In 2011 Peltzer was accused of plagiarism; specifically, she was accused of having published material in 2000 which was taken from a book written by Umberto Eco.[2] She resigned her position at the university in June of the same year.[5]


  • Peltzer, L., & Conseil international de la langue française. (1985). Légendes tahitiennes. Paris: Conseil international de la langue française.[6]


  1. ^ a b "PELTZER REELECTED TO HEAD TAHITI UNIVERSITY | Pacific Islands Report". www.pireport.org. Retrieved 2021-04-29.
  2. ^ a b "Plagiarism claim at top of French Polynesia University". RNZ. 2011-01-18. Retrieved 2021-04-29.
  3. ^ "Le GRAN - Polynésie française 2003 - Moorea". www.archeonavale.org. Retrieved 2021-04-29.
  4. ^ "Pacific.scoop.co.nz » Tahiti university president's Pacific vision targets journalism, language". Retrieved 2021-04-29.
  5. ^ "Amid plagiarism claims, head of French Polynesia University quits". RNZ. 2011-04-01. Retrieved 2021-04-29.
  6. ^ [WorldCat.org]. www.worldcat.org. OCLC 15625149. Retrieved 2021-04-29.