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Benedicta   Rousseau

Anthropology Programme
University of Waikato (New Zealand)

My research has covered the areas of colonialism, development and memory; anthropology of roads/infrastructure; affect, personhood and economic engagement in the Pacific; indigeneity and kastom in Vanuatu; indigenous and state political leadership in the Pacific; elections and election campaigning; customary governance in Vanuatu; state and customary law. While Vanuatu remains my primary research site, I have maintained an interest in the anthropology of social and health policy in Aotearoa/New Zealand, and have published a co-authored article on Maori attitudes to assisted human reproduction.

My current research and writing includes work on mobility, tourism and governance on Malakula; discourses of “resilience” in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Pam; and ongoing considerations of state and indigenous leadership in Vanuatu.
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