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John   Cox

Research Fellow
Institute for Human Security and Social Change
La Trobe University (Australia)
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John Cox is an early career social anthropologist based at La Trobe University's Institute for Human Security and Social Change. His PhD (University of Melbourne, 2012) won the Australian Anthropological Society’s Prize for Best PhD Thesis. John’s doctoral research took mass Ponzi schemes as a vantage point from which to observe social and cultural change in contemporary Melanesia, particularly in relation to religion, money and ideas of citizenship.

He has also published on contemporary politics and developmental challenges in Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, including the use of new communications technologies, sorcery accusations and medical services, as well as class formation and urbanisation. John has more than twenty years’ experience of living and working in the Pacific region in a variety of roles as a development practitioner, consultant and anthropological researcher and educator.
Member of
Australian Association for Pacific Studies (AAPS)
Australian Anthropological Society (AAS)
Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania (ASAO)
European Society for Oceanists (ESfO)
Geographic administrative areas
Geographic places
Historical periods
20th century
21st century
Indigenous languages
Kiribati, Tok Pisin

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