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Julie ADAMS
Senior Research Fellow, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Administrative areas: New Caledonia, New Zealand, Vanuatu
Places: Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia
Keywords: Museums, Material Culture, Art, Anthropological Fieldwork


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


Guillaume ALEVEQUE
Postdoctoral Fellow, Institut interdisciplinaire d'anthropologie du contemporain at EHESS - Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France

Administrative areas: French Polynesia
Keywords: Christianisation, Cultural Heritage, First Contacts, Identity, Personhood, Ritual, Social Movement, Post-Colonialism, Material Culture


Kalissa ALEXEYEFF
Senior Lecturer at University of Melbourne, Australia

Administrative areas: Cook Islands, Samoa
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Gender, Body, Class, Dance, Development, Diasporas, Economic Anthropology, Emotions, Ethics, Feminism


Lindy ALLEN
Curator, Humanities, Anthropology at Museums Victoria, Australia

Administrative areas: Australia
Places: Australia (area)
Keywords: Contemporary Indigenous Art, Cultural Heritage, Museums, Textiles / Fibre Arts, Visual Anthropology, Material Culture, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, Cultural Technology, Applied Anthropology, Agency


Stefanie BELHARTE
Independent researcher, Germany

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea, Sandaun (Papua New Guinea), Gulf (Papua New Guinea)
Places: Melanesia, Papua New Guinea
Keywords: Human Ecology, Ethnobiology, Food and Nutrition, Material Culture, Kinship, Migration, Oral History, Cosmology


Joshua A. BELL
Curator, National Museum of Natural History at Smithsonian Institution, United States

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea, Hawaii
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Materiality, Material Culture, Logging, Natural Resource Exploitation, Cultural Transformation, Colonialism, Visual Anthropology, Mobile Telephony, Museums, Historical Consciousness


Valerie BOLL
Independent researcher, Anthropology at South Australian Museum, Adelaide, Australia

Administrative areas: Australia, Northern Territory (Australia), Queensland (Australia)
Places: Australia (area), Australia (country)
Keywords: Anthropological Field Records, Climate Change, Cognitive Anthropology, Conservation, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Cultural Heritage, Environment, Ethnobotany, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, Land Management


Roser BOSCH I DARNÉ
PhD Student, Humanities Department & University Institute of Culture at Pompeu Fabra University, Spain

Administrative areas: Australia
Places: Australia (area)
Keywords: Agency, Colonial Discourse, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Cultural Studies, History, Identity, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, Material Culture, Museums, Post-Colonialism


Mark William BUSSE
Senior Lecturer, Anthropology, School of Social Sciences at University of Auckland, New Zealand

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea, Eastern Highlands (Papua New Guinea), Western (Papua New Guinea)
Places: Papua New Guinea
Keywords: Economic Anthropology, Intellectual Property Rights, Museums, Kinship, Material Culture


Joseph Martin CHEER
Lecturer, National Center for Australian Studies + Australia & International Tourism Research Unit at Monash University, Australia

Administrative areas: Vanuatu, Australia, Fiji, Indonesia, New Caledonia, Samoa, Papua New Guinea
Places: Melanesia, Australia (area), Polynesia
Keywords: Anthropological Fieldwork, Applied Anthropology, Colonial Discourse, Colonial Politic, Cultural Geography, Cultural Change, Development, Heritage, Interdisciplinarity, Land Tenure


Ludovic COUPAYE
Lecturer, Department of Anthropology at University College London, United Kingdom

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea, East Sepik (Papua New Guinea)
Places: Melanesia, Polynesia, Australia (area)
Keywords: Agency, Agriculture, Anthropological Fieldwork, Anthropology of Ontology, Art, Body Theory, Categorization, Cognitive Anthropology, Complexity, Conceptual Model


Jessica DE LARGY HEALY
Research Fellow, Department of Research and Higher Education - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at Musée du quai Branly, France

Administrative areas: Australia
Places: Australia (area), Arnhem Land, Victoria and Bass Strait Islands
Keywords: Audiovisual and Media, Cosmology, Art, Digital Resources, Kinship, Material Culture, Mobile Telephony, Religion and the Media, Ritual Studies


Marie DURAND
Postdoctoral Fellow, Departement de la Recherche et de l'Enseignement at Musée du quai Branly, France

Administrative areas: Vanuatu, Torba (Vanuatu)
Places: Melanesia, Vanuatu
Keywords: Architectural Anthropology, Material Culture, Techniques, Value, Gender, Cultural Change, Museums


Eveline DÜRR
Professor, Department for Social and Cultural Anthropology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

Administrative areas: New Zealand
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Anthropological Fieldwork, Anthropology of Ontology, Anthropology of Tourism, Colonial Discourse, Cultural Change, Eco-anthropology, Ethnographic Encounter, Globalization, Identity, Indigenous Mobility


Andrea EIMKE
PhD Student, CoLab at AUT Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Administrative areas: Cook Islands
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Art, Creativity, Cultural Heritage, Cultural Technology, Feeling of Belonging, Identity, Material Culture, Place, Space, Tapa


Roderick EWINS
Research Fellow, Tasmanian College of the Arts at University of Tasmania, Australia

Administrative areas: Fiji
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Material Culture, Society, History


Anne Louise FAITHFULL
PhD Student, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University, Australia

Administrative areas: Australia
Places: Australia (area)
Keywords: Anthropology, Anthropology Of Sciences, Body, Heritage, Material Culture, Museums, Indigenous Inquiry


Judy Selk FLORES
Adjunct/associate Researcher, RFT-Micronesian Area Research Center at University of Guam, Guam

Places: Micronesia
Keywords: Applied Anthropology, Art, Colonial Discourse, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Cultural Heritage, Identity, Material Culture, Oral Tradition, Regional History, Sustainable Tourism


Katharina Wilhelmina HASLWANTER
PhD Student, Ethnographic Museum at University of Zurich, Switzerland

Administrative areas: Indonesia, Papua (Indonesia)
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Material Culture, Colonialism, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, Exchanges, Social Change, Technology, Museums, Visualization and Representation


Lucie HAZELGROVE PLANEL
PhD Student, Centre for Pacific Studies at University of St Andrews, United Kingdom

Administrative areas: Kiribati, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Tafea (Vanuatu)
Places: Futuna
Keywords: Textiles / Fibre Arts, Place-making, Techniques, Museums, Materiality, Material Culture, Heritage, Economic Anthropology, Weaving, Baskets


Jacqueline HAZEN
PhD Student, Anthropology at New York University, United States

Administrative areas: Federated States of Micronesia, Pohnpei (Federated States of Micronesia)
Places: Micronesia, Polynesia
Keywords: Anthropological Fieldwork, Cultural Heritage, Diasporas, Ethnographic Filmmaking, Language Change, Local/Folk Classification, Material Culture, Mediation, Performance, Intellectual Property Rights


Aymeric HERMANN
Postdoctoral Fellow, Labex corail at University of French Polynesia, French Polynesia

Administrative areas: French Polynesia
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Austronesian Prehistory, Cultural Technology, Exchanges, Material Culture, Techniques, Polynesian Chiefdoms, Social Organization


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


Allison JABLONKO
Independent researcher

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea
Places: Papua New Guinea, Jiwaka, Madang Province
Keywords: Ethnographic Filmmaking, Photography, Visual Anthropology, Dance, Education, Material Culture


Sergio JARILLO
Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Anthropology at American Museum of Natural History, United States

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea
Keywords: Material Culture, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Climate Change, Christianity, Art, Cosmology, Cutural Change, Emotions, Ethnographic Filmmaking, Museums


Pefi KINGI

Administrative areas: New Zealand, Niue
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Women's Associations, Youth, Indigenization, Indigenous Epistemology, Indigenous Agency, Indigenous Peoples Rights, Indigenous Mobility, Indigenous Inquiry, Informal Education, Children


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


Jari KUPIAINEN
Senior Lecturer, Media at Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Administrative areas: Solomon Islands, Rennell and Bellona (Solomon Islands), Western (Solomon Islands)
Places: Melanesia, Polynesia
Keywords: Art, Audiovisual and Media, Agency, Christianisation, Cognitive Anthropology, Colonial Discourse, Complexity, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Cultural Heritage, Cultural Production


Florence LAMY
PhD Student, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, EHESS, France

Administrative areas: French Polynesia, New Zealand
Places: Polynesia, French Polynesia
Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Anthropological Field Records, Art, Body Theory, Conservation, Material Culture, Cultural Technology


James LEACH
Professor, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, EHESS, France

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Art, Cultural Heritage, Ecology, Ethnobotany, Intellectual Property Rights, Kinship, Material Culture, Personhood, Property, Creativity


Stéphanie LECLERC-CAFFAREL
Postdoctoral Fellow, Anthropology Department, National Museum of Natural History at Smithsonian Institution, United States

Administrative areas: Fiji
Places: Polynesia, Melanesia
Keywords: Agency, Art, First Contacts, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, Museums, Body, Ceremonial discourse, Colonial Imagination, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Culture-nature Relations


Erna LILJE
Adjunct/associate Researcher, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea
Keywords: Material Culture, Materiality, Museums, Agency, Indigenous Agency, Techniques, Textiles / Fibre Arts


Oliver LUEB
Curator at Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Germany

Keywords: Agency, Anthropological Fieldwork, Cultural Change, Cultural Renewal, Cultural Transformation, Custom, Identity, Material Culture, Museums, Performance


Billie Jane LYTHBERG
Research Fellow, Mira Szaszy Research Centre for Maori and Pacific Economic Development at University of Auckland, New Zealand

Administrative areas: New Zealand
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Contemporary Indigenous Art, Cosmology, Cultural Heritage, Diasporas, Economic Anthropology, First Contacts, Local Nomenclature, Material Culture, Museums, Natural Resources


Helene MARTINSSON-WALLIN
Associate Professor, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Campus Gotland at Uppsala University, Sweden

Administrative areas: Samoa, Rapa Nui - Easter Island (Chile), Galapagos (Ecuador)
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Architectural Anthropology, Austronesian Prehistory, Cultural Change, Cultural Heritage, Heritage Management, Material Culture, Migration, Polynesian Chiefdoms, Post-Colonialism, Spatial Theory


Lisa MCDONALD
PhD Student, Sainsbury Research Unit at University of East Anglia, United Kingdom

Administrative areas: Vanuatu
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Anthropological Fieldwork, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Cultural Heritage, Intellectual Property Rights, Material Culture, Urbanization, Visual Anthropology


Andrew MILLS
Research Fellow, Centre for Textile Conservation & Technical Art History, History of Art Department, School of Culture & Creative Arts at University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

Administrative areas: Tonga, Fiji
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Art, Anthropology of Ontology, Cultural Change, Material Culture, Mission History, Museums, Semiotics, Tapa, Weapons, Violent Conflict


Hermann MUECKLER
Professor, Department for Social and Cultural Anthropology at University of Vienna, Austria

Administrative areas: Fiji, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Rapa Nui - Easter Island (Chile)
Places: Melanesia, Polynesia
Keywords: Historical Imagination, Mission History, Post-Colonialism, Neo-Colonialism, Colonialism, Conflict Management, Cultural Studies, History, Material Culture, Peace And Conflict


Yoko NOJIMA
Research Fellow at International Research Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (Osaka, Japan), Japan

Places: Melanesia, Vanuatu, Banks Islands
Keywords: Material Culture, Heritage, Food and Nutrition, Ethnobotany, Environment, Cultural Landscapes


Michael Clifford QUINNELL
Adjunct/associate Researcher, Cultural Environments QMS at Queensland Museum, Australia

Administrative areas: Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
Places: Australia (area), Melanesia
Keywords: Material Culture, Museums, Rock Art, Torres Strait, Typology, Textiles / Fibre Arts, Tapa, Native Title, Indo-Pacific Prehistory, Ethnographic Encounter


Hélena REGIUS
Independent researcher

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Christianisation, Colonialism, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Cultural Heritage, Custom, Indigenous Christianities, Material Culture, Missiology, Museums, Textiles / Fibre Arts


Lisa RENARD
PhD Student, UMR 7367 Dynamiques européennes at Université de Strasbourg, France

Administrative areas: New Zealand, Wellington (New Zealand), Bay of Plenty (New Zealand), Gisborne (New Zealand)
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Material Culture, Textiles / Fibre Arts, Exchanges, Museums, Property, Natural Resources, Mediation, Kinship, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, International Relationships


Sandra REVOLON
Lecturer, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, EHESS, France

Administrative areas: Solomon Islands
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Material Culture, Mode of Actions, Ritual, Perception, Seascape


Fanny Wonu VEYS
Curator at Museum van Nationaal Wereldculturen - National Museum of World Cultures, Netherlands

Administrative areas: Tonga, New Zealand, Australia
Places: Polynesia, Australia (area)
Keywords: Art, Exhibitions, First Contacts, Heritage, Indigenous Christianities, Material Culture, Mission History, Museums, Tapa, Visual Anthropology


Beatrice VOIROL
Curator, Museum der Kulturen Basel at Museum der Kulturen Basel, Switzerland

Administrative areas: Papua (Indonesia)
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Material Culture


Stephanie WALDA-MANDEL
, Oceania Department at Linden-Museum Stuttgart, State Museum of Ethnology, Germany

Administrative areas: Palau, Australia, Guam
Places: Micronesia, Polynesia, Melanesia, Australia (area)
Keywords: Museums, Material Culture, Cutural Change, Diasporas, Identity, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Migration, Globalization


Gabriele WEICHART
Senior Lecturer, Social and Cultural Anthropology (Department of Social Research) at University of Vienna, Austria

Administrative areas: Australia
Places: Australia (area)
Keywords: Architectural Anthropology, Art, Climate Change, Cultural Heritage, Cultural Change, Disaster, Food and Nutrition, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, Material Culture, Memory


Maria WRONSKA-FRIEND
Adjunct/associate Researcher, College of Arts, Society and Education at James Cook University, Australia

Administrative areas: Sandaun (Papua New Guinea), Jawa Tengah (Indonesia), Yogyakarta (Indonesia), Papua New Guinea, Indonesia
Places: Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, West Sepik (Sandaun)
Keywords: Material Culture, Cultural Change, Technology, Art, Canoes, Voyaging, Museums, Textiles


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