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Pauline McKenzie AUCOIN
Research Fellow, Simone de Beauvoir Institute at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Administrative areas: Fiji, Western (Fiji)
Places: Melanesia, Polynesia
Keywords: Cosmology, Culture-nature Relations, Dance, Gender, Language Ideology, Performance, Power and Resistance, Social Studies of Knowledge, Space, Religion


Viola CARMILLA
Independent researcher, Italy

Administrative areas: Samoa, New Zealand
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Cultural Change, Diasporas, Exchanges, Globalization, Life-cycle Exchanges, Literature, Migration, Post-Colonialism, Postcolonial Literatures, Power and Resistance


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


Anna-Karina HERMKENS
Lecturer, Anthropology at Macquarie 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


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


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


Carol Elizabeth MAYER

Administrative areas: Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
Places: Melanesia, Micronesia, Australia (area), Polynesia
Keywords: Anthropology of Knoweldge, Climate Change, Colonial Discourse, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Cultural Heritage, Customary Law, Worldview, Visual Anthropology, Tapa, Sustainable Development


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


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


Andrea SEELENFREUND
Professor, Escuela de Antropología at Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano, Chile

Administrative areas: Rapanui - Easter Island (Chile)
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Colonial Discourse, Cultural Studies, Cultural Heritage, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Ethnobotany, Genetic Diversity, Genetic Resources, Natural Resources, Plant Domestication, Tapa


Hilke THODE-ARORA
Curator, Oceania at Museum Fuenf Kontinente, Germany

Administrative areas: Niue, Samoa, New Zealand
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Colonial Imagination, Indigenous Agency, Inter-ethnic Relations, Heritage Management, Ethnicity, Cultural Change, Transnationalism, Women's Associations, Textiles / Fibre Arts, Museums


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


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The database of experts counts today 1039 profiles, of which 521 are publicly accessible, while 518 have chosen to remain private.

These persons have defined 601 unique keywords in which they situate their research interests and expertise.

They have also defined and described 573 'experiences' (research and teaching activities, consulting work, or applied projects) in which they have contributed.