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Ibrahim AOUDE
Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies at University of Hawai'i-Manoa, United States

Administrative areas: Hawaii
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Political Economy, Politics, Interethnic Relations

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

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

Patricia FIFITA
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management at University of Hawai'i-Manoa, United States

Administrative areas: Tonga, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam
Places: Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia
Keywords: Medical Anthropology, Ethnobotany, Indigenous Epistemology, Colonialism, Biomedicine, Gender, Non Communicable Diseases, Political Economy, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Climate Change

Andreas HOLTZ
Independent researcher

Administrative areas: Vanuatu, Fiji, Australia, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Nauru
Places: Australia (area), Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia
Keywords: Cultural Studies, Governance, Indigenous Politics, International Relationships, Mining, Pacific Regional Politics, Political Economy, Regional Integration, Security, Sub-regionalism

PhD Student, Centre for Pacific Studies at University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom

Administrative areas: Fiji
Keywords: Christianity, Citizenship, Colonialism, Intellectual Property Rights, Kava, Land Dispute, Names and Naming, Oral Tradition, Poetics, Political Economy

Associate Professor, Center for Pacific Islands Studies at University of Hawai'i-Manoa, United States

Administrative areas: Solomon Islands, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Australia
Places: Melanesia, Australia (area)
Keywords: Development Studies, Development, Logging, Pacific Regional Politics, Pacific Studies, Political Economy, Foreign Policy, Natural Resources

Fiona Elisableth MCCORMACK
Senior Lecturer, Anthropology, School of Social Sciences at University of Waikato, New Zealand

Administrative areas: Hawaii, New Zealand
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Class, Conflict, Customary Law, Economic Anthropology, Economy and Finance, Environment, Fisheries, Globalization, Governance, Indigenous Politics

Senior Lecturer, Anthropology, School of Social and Political Sciences at University of Melbourne, Australia

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

Laïsa RO'I
Postdoctoral Fellow, Axe III Nouvelles Ruralités et Destin Commun at Institut Agronomique néo-Calédonien, New Caledonia

Administrative areas: Hawaii, New Caledonia
Keywords: Dance, Economy and Finance, Exchanges, Heritage, Labour Mobility, Political Economy, Regional Integration, Space, Sustainability, Data Mining

Senior Lecturer, College of Arts, Society and Education at James Cook University, Australia

Administrative areas: Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Federated States of Micronesia, Australia, Kiribati, Fiji
Places: Melanesia, Polynesia
Keywords: Political Ecology, Political Economy, Small-scale Fisheries, Social Impact Analysis, Marine Biodiversity, Logging, Land Tenure, Epistemology, Environment, Ethnobotany

PhD Student, Department of Anthropology/Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research at McGill University/Australian National University, Australia

Administrative areas: Australia
Places: Australia (area), Melanesia
Keywords: Bureaucratization, Fisheries, Neo-Colonialism, Political Ecology, Political Economy, Property, Self-Determination, Social-ecological System, Natural Resources, Torres Strait

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The database of experts counts today 876 profiles, of which 472 are publicly accessible, while 404 have chosen to remain private.

These persons have defined 536 unique keywords in which they situate their research interests and expertise.

They have also defined and described 517 'experiences' (research and teaching activities, consulting work, or applied projects) in which they have contributed.