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Ingrid AHLGREN
PhD Student, Resources, Environment and Development at Australian National University, Australia

Administrative areas: Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia
Places: Micronesia, Polynesia
Keywords: Conservation, Cosmology, Cultural Heritage, Ecology, Engaged Anthropology, Environment, Ethnobotany, First Contacts, Fisheries, Globalization


John BARKER
Professor, Anthropology at University of British Columbia, Canada

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Art, Christianisation, Christianity, Colonial Imagination, Conservation, Cultural Heritage, Environment, First Contacts, Forestry, Historical Imagination


Niko BESNIER
Professor, Anthropology at Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands

Administrative areas: Tuvalu, Tonga, Wallis and Futuna, American Samoa, Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Gender, Sexuality, Globalization, Body Theory, Food and Nutrition, Sport, Morality, Christianity, Conflict, Economic Anthropology


John COX
Research Fellow, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia at Australian National University, Australia

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Kiribati
Places: Melanesia, Micronesia
Keywords: Christianity, Citizenship, Class, Climate Change, Cultural Change, Democracy, Development, Development Media, Economic Anthropology, Economy and Finance


Richard FEINBERG
Professor, Anthropology at Kent State University, United States

Administrative areas: Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Kinship, Narratives, Political Process, Development, History, Language-Culture-Cognition, Religion, Voyaging


Yannick FER
Research Fellow, Groupe Sociétés religions laïcités at CNRS - Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique, France

Administrative areas: Cook Islands, French Polynesia, New Zealand
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Christianity, Social Change, Politics, Emotions, Feeling of Belonging, French Overseas Territories, Migration, Morality, Religion, Institution


Michael GOLDSMITH
Associate Professor, Anthropology Programme at University of Waikato, New Zealand

Administrative areas: New Zealand, Tuvalu
Places: Tuvalu
Keywords: Christianisation, Christianity, Citizenship, Colonial Discourse, Democracy, Ethnographic Filmmaking, Governance, Intellectual Property Rights, Media And National Identity, Mission History


Ian Ludbrook GRANT
Senior Lecturer, Intercultural Studies at Harvest Bible College, Australia

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Religion, Big-manship, Leadership, Cultural Change, Contextualisation, Cultural Studies, Political Anthropology, Worldview, Christianity, Missiology


Volker HEESCHEN
Professor emeritus, Institut für Ethnologie at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

Administrative areas: Indonesia
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Anthropological Fieldwork, Contemporary Literatures, Great-men Societies, History, Human Rights, Kinship, Language Documentation, Language-Culture-Cognition, Linguistic Anthropology, Linguistic Description


Anna-Karina HERMKENS
Postdoctoral Fellow, College of Asia and the Pacific at Australian National University, Australia

Administrative areas: Indonesia, Maluku Utara (Indonesia), Papua (Indonesia), Papua New Guinea, Madang (Papua New Guinea), North Solomons (Papua New Guinea), Northern (Papua New Guinea), Central (Papua New Guinea), Solomon Islands, Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands)
Places: Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
Keywords: Art, Mission History, Personhood, Religion, Violence, Gender, Gender Violence, Material Culture, Tapa


Graeme HUMBLE
Associate Professor, School of Theology at Pacific Adventist University, Papua New Guinea

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Australia
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Christianisation, Christianity, Cultural Heritage, Fisheries, Identity, Mission History, Myth, Narratives, Religion, Ritual


Edvard HVIDING
Professor, Department of Social Anthropology, Bergen Pacific Studies at University of Bergen, Norway

Administrative areas: Solomon Islands, Western (Solomon Islands), Hawaii, Cook Islands
Places: Melanesia, Solomon Islands, New Georgia Islands, Marovo Lagoon, New Georgia, Vangunu, Nggatokae
Keywords: Social Organization, Epistemology, Environment, Climate Change, Fisheries, Religion, Political Ecology, Indigenous Political Movements, Logging, Ethnographic Filmmaking


Verena KECK
Lecturer, Institute of Anthropology, at Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Administrative areas: Guam, Papua New Guinea
Places: Melanesia, Micronesia
Keywords: Colonial Discourse, Health, Migration, Personhood, Religion, Social Change, Age and Aging, Identity


Wolfgang KEMPF
Lecturer, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at University of Goettingen, Germany

Administrative areas: Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Madang (Papua New Guinea)
Places: Melanesia, Micronesia
Keywords: Climate Change, Christianity, Diasporas, Biographic Research, Memory, Religion, Performance, Migration, Power and Resistance


Kun-hui KU
Associate Professor, Institute of Anthropology at National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Keywords: Anthropological Fieldwork, Borneo, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Customary Law, Democracy, Ethnicity, Indigenous Political Movements, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, Law and Culture, Leadership


Craig LIND
Research Fellow, Department of Anthropology, Centre for Pacific Studies at University of St Andrews, United Kingdom

Administrative areas: Vanuatu, Malampa (Vanuatu), Shefa (Vanuatu)
Places: Melanesia, Vanuatu
Keywords: Gender, Intersubjectivity, Landscape, Memory, Migration, Mission History, Museums, Perception, Personhood, Religion


Lamont LINDSTROM
Professor, Anthropology at University of Tulsa, United States

Administrative areas: Vanuatu
Places: Melanesia, Vanuatu
Keywords: Intellectual Property Rights, Indigenous Politics, Language Change, Linguistic Anthropology, Migration, Narratives, Personhood, Politics, Religion, Ritual


Roger Ivar LOHMANN
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology at Trent University, Canada

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea, Sandaun (Papua New Guinea)
Places: Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, West Sepik (Sandaun)
Keywords: Christianisation, Conflict Management, Cosmology, Death and Bereavement, Dreams, Ethnopsychology, Language Documentation, Memory, Myth, Religion


Mary Noelene MACDONALD
Professor emeritus, Religious Studies Department at Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY, United States

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Christianity, Religion, Environment


Gwendoline MALOGNE-FER
Postdoctoral Fellow, Groupe Sociétés religions laïcité at EPHE/CNRS, France

Administrative areas: French Polynesia, New Zealand, Cook Islands
Keywords: Religion, Social Change, Migration, Gender, Christianisation, Audiovisual and Media, Mission History


Debra MCDOUGALL
Senior Lecturer, Anthropology and Sociology, School of Social Science at University of Western Australia, Australia

Administrative areas: Solomon Islands, Western (Solomon Islands)
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Ethnicity, Religion, Christianity, Political Economy, History, Language Change, Gender


Marika MOISSEEFF
Research Fellow, Laboratoire d'anthropologie sociale at CNRS - Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique, France

Administrative areas: Australia
Places: Australia (area), South Australia
Keywords: Cosmology, Death and Bereavement, Emotions, Gender, Health, Identity, Indigenous Politics, Justice, Kinship, Landscape


Guillaume MOLLE
Research Fellow, Centre International de Recherche Archéologique sur la Polynesie (CIRAP) at University of French Polynesia, French Polynesia

Keywords: Cultural Landscapes, Indo-Pacific Prehistory, Landscape, Polynesian Chiefdoms, Polynesian Languages, Religion, Ritual, Seascape, Social-ecological System, Techniques


John MORTON
Adjunct/associate Researcher, Anthropology, School of Social Sciences at La Trobe University, Australia

Administrative areas: Australia
Places: Australia (area), Central Australia
Keywords: Land Tenure, Religion, Myth, Ritual, Nationalism, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations


Mark MOSKO
Professor, Department of Anthropology at Australian National University, Australia

Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Social Change, Religion, Christianity, Personhood


Jonathon PRASAD
, Department of Religious Studies at Lancaster University, United Kingdom

Administrative areas: Fiji
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Body Theory, Cognitive Anthropology, Colonial Discourse, Colonial Imagination, Conceptual Model, Cultural Geography, Dance, Death and Bereavement, Diasporas, Epistemology


Mette RAMSTAD
Associate Professor, Department of Religion and Lifeviews, Faculty of Education at Østfold University College, Norway

Administrative areas: Hawaii
Places: Hawai'i (US State), Society Islands, Tuamotus, Austral Islands, New Zealand
Keywords: Religion, Spirituality, Education, Education Policy, Oral Tradition, Cultural Heritage, Cultural Renewal, Indigenous Christianities, Dance, Performance


Hans REITHOFER
Lecturer, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at University of Goettingen, Germany

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Christianisation, Development, Engaged Anthropology, Political Ecology, Sorcery, Social Change, Ritual, Religion, Mining, Big-manship


Michael W. SCOTT
Associate Professor, Anthropology Department at London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom

Administrative areas: Solomon Islands
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Anthropology of Ontology, Cosmology, Religion, Wonder, Myth-making, Indigenous Christianities, Place-making, Ethnogenesis, Personhood, Sociality


Rachel E. SMITH
Postdoctoral Fellow, Anthropology at Stanford University, United States

Administrative areas: Vanuatu, Shefa (Vanuatu)
Places: Melanesia, Vanuatu
Keywords: Economic Anthropology, Morality, Work, Life-cycle Exchanges, Kinship, Land Tenure, Labour Mobility, Development, Religion, Cognitive Anthropology


Teri SOWELL
Lecturer, Visual Arts Department at University of California San Diego, United States

Administrative areas: American Samoa, Samoa, Hawaii
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Art, Gender, Religion, Body Theory, Ritual Studies


Jaap TIMMER
Senior Lecturer, Anthropology Department at Macquarie University, Australia

Administrative areas: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Political Ecology, Religion


Eric VENBRUX
Professor, CPAS, Centre for Pacific and Asian Studies; Centre for Thanatology at Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

Administrative areas: Australia
Places: Australia (area)
Keywords: Death and Bereavement, Religion, Ritual, Art, Cultural Heritage


Gilles VIDAL
Lecturer, Institut Protestant de Théologie at Faculté de Montpellier, France

Administrative areas: New Caledonia, French Polynesia
Places: Melanesia, Polynesia
Keywords: Mission History, Ritual Studies, Social Change, Religion, French Overseas Territories


Johanna Louise WHITELEY
PhD Student, Anthropology at London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom

Administrative areas: Isabel (Solomon Islands), Solomon Islands
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Land Tenure, Landscape, Local/Folk Classification, Mission History, Matrilineal Kinship, Custom, Cosmology, Anthropology of Ontology, Religion


Jerome WHITFIELD
, United Kingdom

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Anthropological Fieldwork, Biomedicine, Sorcery, Religion, Medical Anthropology, Mediation, Development, Death and Bereavement, Medical Research, Mortuary Rites


Dariusz ZDZIECH
Adjunct/associate Researcher, President at Australia, New Zealand and Oceania Research Association, Poland

Administrative areas: New Zealand, Kiribati, Hawaii
Places: Micronesia, Polynesia
Keywords: Christianisation, Citizenship, Coconut, Development, Food and Nutrition, First Contacts, Governance, History, Identity, Library


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The database of experts counts today 726 profiles, of which 431 are publicly accessible, while 295 have chosen to remain private.

These persons have defined 499 unique keywords in which they situate their research interests and expertise.

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