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Reed ADAM
Senior Lecturer, Centre for Pacific Studies at University of St Andrews, United Kingdom

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea, Australia
Places: Australia (area), Melanesia
Keywords: Institution, Law and Culture, Urban, Migration


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


Petra AUTIO
Postdoctoral Fellow, Social and Cultural Anthropology (Department of Social Research) at University of Helsinki, Finland

Administrative areas: Kiribati, Guam, Palau
Places: Micronesia
Keywords: Social Organization, Dance, Custom, Kinship, Narratives, Social Differentiation, Language Ideology, Migration, Resilience, Colonial Discourse


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


Salhia BEN-MESSAHEL
Senior Lecturer at University Lille 3 , France

Administrative areas: Australia
Places: Australia (area)
Keywords: Diasporas, Environment, Historical Imagination, History, Identity, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, Landscape, Literature, Narratives, Place


Alessio CANGIANO
Senior Lecturer, School of Economics at University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Administrative areas: Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu
Places: Melanesia, Polynesia
Keywords: Population and Development, Migration, Age and Aging, Employment, Labour Mobility, Urbanization, Poverty, Vulnerability


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


Sophie CHAVE-DARTOEN
Lecturer, Anthropology Department / ADESS UMR CNRS 5185 at Université de Bordeaux, France

Administrative areas: Wallis and Futuna
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Agency, Categorization, Cognitive Anthropology, Cultural Technology, Kinship, Life-cycle Exchanges, Linguistic Anthropology, Names and Naming, Ritual, Social Change


Emilie CHEVALIER
PhD Student, GEOLAB at University of Limoges, France

Administrative areas: French Polynesia, Australia
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Climate Change, French Overseas Territories, Migration, Political Ecology, Post-Colonialism, Space


Anne DI PIAZZA
Research Fellow, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, EHESS, France

Administrative areas: Kiribati
Places: Micronesia, Kiribati
Keywords: Migration, Navigation


Thomas DICK
PhD Student, School of Arts and Social Science at Southern Cross University, Australia

Administrative areas: Vanuatu, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Sanma (Vanuatu), Torba (Vanuatu), Malampa (Vanuatu)
Places: Melanesia, Australia (area)
Keywords: Water Music, Agency, Audiovisual and Media, Colonial Discourse, Cultural Production, Creativity, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Development Media, Diasporas, Ethnographic Filmmaking


Keith DIXON
, Te Rāngai Umanga me te Ture at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha, New Zealand

Administrative areas: New Zealand, Kiribati
Places: Kiribati, Nikunau, Tarawa, Canterbury, New Zealand
Keywords: Accounting, Critical History, Indigenous Agency, Migration, Diasporas


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


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


Alice FROMONTEIL
PhD Student, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at Aix-Marseille University, France

Administrative areas: Wallis and Futuna
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Verbal Art, Poetics, Oral Tradition, Oral History, Myth, Migration, Memory, Literacy, Landscape


Elfriede HERMANN
Professor, Institut für Ethnologie at University of Goettingen, Germany

Administrative areas: Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea
Places: Melanesia, Micronesia
Keywords: Climate Change, Migration, Ethnicity, Gender, Social Movement, Ethnopsychology, Cultural Transformation, Transculturation


Karin Louise HERMES
PhD Student, American Studies at Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea, Hawaii, Indonesia
Places: Melanesia, Polynesia
Keywords: Youth, Urban Identity, Social Movement, Social Change, Self-Determination, Nationalism, Migration, Interethnic Relations, Identity, Ethnicity


Rebecca HOFMANN
, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at LMU Munich, Germany

Administrative areas: Chuuk (Federated States of Micronesia), Guam
Keywords: Climate Change, Colonial Discourse, Cosmology, Diasporas, Disaster, Environment, Land Tenure, Migration, Natural Hazards, Social-ecological System


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


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


Gina KOCZBERSKI
Senior Research Fellow, Department of Planning and Geography at Curtin University, Australia

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Agriculture, Migration, Resilience, Social Change, Subsistence Economy, Urbanization, Rural Development


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


Jacqueline LECKIE
Associate Professor, Anthropology and Archaeology at University of Otago, New Zealand

Administrative areas: Fiji, New Zealand
Places: Melanesia, Polynesia
Keywords: Medical Anthropology, Colonialism, Migration, Agency, Diasporas, Ethnicity, Gender, History, Identity, Pacific Studies


Helen LEE
Professor, Department of Social Inquiry at La Trobe University, Australia

Administrative areas: Tonga, Australia
Places: Polynesia, Australia (area)
Keywords: Children, Diasporas, Ethnopsychology, Gender, Migration, Personhood, Youth, Transnationalism


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


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


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

Administrative areas: Samoa, Rapanui - 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


Diego MUÑOZ
Postdoctoral Fellow, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie, France

Administrative areas: Rapanui - Easter Island (Chile), French Polynesia
Places: Polynesia, Chili, Rapa Nui (Easter Island)
Keywords: Kinship, Land Dispute, Law and Culture, Migration, Regional History, Social Change, Social Organization, Tourism, Cultural Change, Diasporas


Jean Louis RALLU
Senior Research Fellow, INED at INED, France

Administrative areas: French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, Wallis and Futuna
Places: Melanesia, Polynesia
Keywords: Age and Aging, Cultural Studies, Development, Migration, Youth, Population and Development


Jan RENSEL
Administrative staff, Center for Pacific Islands Studies at University of Hawai'i-Manoa, United States

Administrative areas: Rotuma (Fiji)
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Migration


Dominik SCHIEDER
Lecturer, Department of Social Sciences at University of Siegen, Germany

Administrative areas: Fiji, Samoa
Places: Fiji Islands, Samoa
Keywords: Migration, Social Organization, Agency, Applied Anthropology, Class, Colonial Discourse, Colonial Imagination, Colonialism, Complexity, Conflict


Roy SMITH
Senior Lecturer, Dept of International Studies at Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom

Administrative areas: Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Palau, Tuvalu
Places: Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia
Keywords: Citizenship, Climate Change, Conflict, Diasporas, Disaster, Environment, Food and Nutrition, Globalization, Migration, Nuclear Issues


Karen SYKES
Professor, Social Anthropology at University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Administrative areas: Australia, Papua New Guinea
Places: Melanesia, Australia (area)
Keywords: Migration, Education, Egalitarianism, Ethics, Morality, Urban, Democracy, Economic Anthropology, Death and Bereavement, Age and Aging


Andreea Raluca TORRE
Lecturer, School of Government, Development and International Affairs at University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Administrative areas: Fiji
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Ethnicity, Gender, Governance, Indigenous Epistemology, Labour Mobility, Migration, Population and Development, Post-Colonialism


Frederique VALENTIN
Research Fellow, UMR 7041 at CNRS - Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique, France

Administrative areas: Vanuatu, Tonga, New Caledonia
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Mortuary Rites, Food and Nutrition, Migration


Damien VALLOT
PhD Student, Laboratoire LAM - UMR CNRS 5115 at Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux, France

Administrative areas: Tuvalu, Funafuti (Tuvalu), Kiribati, New Zealand, Auckland (New Zealand), Wellington (New Zealand)
Places: Kiribati, Gilbert Islands, Tarawa, Tuvalu
Keywords: Climate Change, Citizenship, Diasporas, Migration, Governance, Identity, International Relationships, Perception, Public Policies, Agenda Building


Toon VAN MEIJL
Professor, Centre for Pacific and Asian Studies - Dept. of Anthropology and Development Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

Administrative areas: New Zealand, Fiji, Hawaii, Tonga
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Anti-colonial, Climate Change, Colonial Discourse, Colonial Imagination, Corporations, Cultural Heritage, Identity, Indigenous Politics, Intellectual Property Rights, Land Dispute


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


Elisabeth WORLICZEK
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Global Change and Sustainability at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Austria

Administrative areas: New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna, French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu
Places: Melanesia, Polynesia
Keywords: Climate Change, Climate Change Migration, Coastal Erosion, Cultural Change, Disaster, Interdisciplinarity, Migration, Mining and its Discontents, Natural Hazards, Social Change


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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Some figures...

The database of experts counts today 866 profiles, of which 470 are publicly accessible, while 396 have chosen to remain private.

These persons have defined 533 unique keywords in which they situate their research interests and expertise.

They have also defined and described 509 'experiences' (research and teaching activities, consulting work, or applied projects) in which they have contributed.