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Roger Ivar   Lohmann

Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
Trent University (Canada)

I am an anthropologist specializing in the study of religion, dreaming, and cultural change. One of my enduring interests is people's evidential motives for supernatural beliefs, including how dreaming and the imagination interact with sensory perception in systems of knowledge. I have also explored various other phenomena, including empathy, morality, causes of war and peace, the biographical history of anthropology, culture's nature and media, and human ecology.

I am deeply interested both in pure and applied anthropological theory and methods. Anthropology's holism, integrating biological, archaeological, cultural, and linguistic approaches and data, is one of the discipline's greatest strengths, and I ground my particular studies, as well as my teaching, in general anthropology's broad point of reference for maximum power.

I have conducted ethnographic and linguistic fieldwork among the Asabano people of Duranmin, Sandaun Province, Papua New Guinea.
Member of
European Society for Oceanists (ESfO)
Geographic administrative areas
Papua New Guinea
Sandaun (Papua New Guinea)
Geographic places
Papua New Guinea
West Sepik (Sandaun)
Historical periods
20th century
21st century
Indigenous languages
Tok Pisin

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