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Karen    Sykes

Social Anthropology
University of Manchester (United Kingdom)

Member of
European Society for Oceanists (ESfO)
Geographic administrative areas
Geographic places
Australia (area)
Historical periods
21st century
20th century
Indigenous languages
Tok Pisin, Madak
  • PhD Research (1990 to 1993)
    Secondary School Leavers in New Ireland — National Science Foundation, USA; Spencer Foundation USA Princeton
  • Collaborative Project (1999 to 2001)
    Property Transactions Creations: New Economic Relations in Melanesia — ESRC - Cambridge University
    Senior Research Associate for the project which was led at Cambridge by Prof. M. Strathern, PI and Dr Eric Hirsch Co-I.
  • Collaborative Project (2010 to 2015)
    The Domestic Moral Economy: An Ethnographic Study of Value in the Asia Pacific Region — ESRC - Manchester
    Principal Investigator. Collaborative work with Prof Chris Gregory ANU and Manchester and Prof Fiona Magowan, Queens Belfast. Members of the research team completed doctoral, post doctoral, and ongoing research in Goroka, new Ireland, Port Moresby, Rabual, Honiara, Vanuatu, North Island New Zealand, Elcho Island, Arnhem Land, Far North Queensland, Central India.
  • Collaborative Project (2014 to 2017)
    Planning for Later Life: Ageing, Human Capital and Value amongst Papua New Guineans in Far North Queensland. — ARC - James Cook University
    Project Partner on ARC project lead by Rosita Henry and Michael Wood. The research examines the kin and non-kin obligations that underpin the moral economy of aging amongst Papua New Guineans resident in FNG.
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