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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


Giovanni BENNARDO
Professor, Department of Anthropology at Northern Illinois University, United States

Administrative areas: Tonga
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Climate Change, Comparative Studies, Kinship, Knowledge, Language, Language-Culture-Cognition, Linguistic Anthropology, Semantics-Pragmatics, Social Network Analysis, Social Organization


John BURTON
Professor, Centre for Social Research at Divine Word University, Papua New Guinea

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea, Australia, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia
Places: Australia (area), Melanesia
Keywords: Development, Social Change, Social Impact Analysis, Social Mapping, Poverty, Mining, Identity, Social Organization, Population and Development


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


Julien CLÉMENT
Administrative staff, Departement de la Recherche et de l'Enseignement at Musée du quai Branly, France

Administrative areas: Samoa, New Zealand
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Body Theory, Subaltern Bodies, Sport, Social Organization, Social Change, Ritual Studies, Religion And The Environment, Polynesian Chiefdoms, Political Anthropology, Perception


Laurent DOUSSET
Professor, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at EHESS - Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France

Administrative areas: Australia, Vanuatu, Western Australia (Australia), Malampa (Vanuatu), Northern Territory (Australia)
Places: Australia (area), Melanesia, Australia (country), Western Australia, Vanuatu, Malakula, Efate, Western Desert
Keywords: Uncertainty, Social Organization, Land Management, Ritual, Social Change, First Contacts, Environment, Digital Resources, Indigenous Politics, Personhood


Michael GODDARD
Research Fellow, Department of Anthropology at Macquarie University, Australia

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: History, Kinship, Law and Culture, Cosmology, Social Organization


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


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, Fiji
Places: Melanesia, Solomon Islands, New Georgia Islands, Marovo Lagoon, New Georgia, Vangunu, Nggatokae
Keywords: Social Organization, Cultural Heritage, Environment, Climate Change, Indigenous Political Movements, Ethnobiology, Art, Dance, Performance, Diplomacy


Dan JORGENSEN
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology at University of Western Ontario, Canada

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Cosmology, Natural Resources, Political Ecology, Social Organization, Ritual, Christianity, Myth, Regional History, Mining, Mobile Telephony


Ruth KROLZIG
, Institue of Ethnology at Westfälische-Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany

Administrative areas: Australia, Northern Territory (Australia), Papua New Guinea, Milne Bay (Papua New Guinea)
Places: Australia (area), Arnhem Land, Melanesia
Keywords: Tourism, Kinship, Relatedness, Urban Identity, Cosmology, Perception, Anthropology of Ontology, Knowledge, Law and Culture, Spirituality


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


Rena LEDERMAN
Professor, Anthropology Department at Princeton University, United States

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Exchanges, Economic Anthropology, Political Process, Gender, Morality, Social Organization, Sorcery, Time, Ritual, Property


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


Anke MOESINGER
PhD Student, Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT), Germany at University of Bremen, Germany

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
Places: Melanesia, Rendova, Lokuru, Polynesia, Bougainville province, Buka, Takuu, Tetepare, Munda
Keywords: Climate Change, Natural Resources, Social Change, Political Ecology, Perception, Social Organization, Small-scale Fisheries, Local Ecological Knowledge, Local/folk Taxonomy, Coral Reef Ecology


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


Denis MONNERIE
Professor, Institut d'ethnologie + Laboratoire CREDO CNRS Marseille at Université de Strasbourg, France

Administrative areas: New Caledonia, Solomon Islands
Keywords: Kinship, Language, Ceremonial discourse, Local Currency, Names and Naming, Performance, Political Anthropology, Resilience, Ritual Studies, Social Change


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


Emilie NOLET
Associate Professor, Department of Art and Archaeology (UFR 03) at University Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne, France

Administrative areas: Fiji, French Polynesia
Places: Melanesia, Polynesia
Keywords: Climate Change, Development, Disaster, Fisheries, Local/Folk Classification, Natural Resources, Ritual, Social Organization, Regional History, Politics


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

Administrative areas: Fiji, Indonesia, Maluku (Indonesia), Nusa Tenggara Timur (Indonesia)
Places: Melanesia, Fiji Islands, Lau archipelago, Taveuni, Lakeba
Keywords: Climate Change, Environment, First Contacts, Fisheries, Gender, Governance, Kinship, Ritual, Social Organization, Social Change


Aaron PEARCE
PhD Student, Humanities at University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Administrative areas: Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea
Places: Australia (area), Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia
Keywords: Governance, Political Process, Sub-regionalism, Nationalism, Political Culture, Post-Colonialism, Social Organization, Development


Nicolas PETERSON
Professor, School of Archaeology and Anthropology at Australian National University, Australia

Administrative areas: Australia
Keywords: Economic Anthropology, Social Change, Social Organization, Ritual, Photography, Land Tenure, Native Title, State, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations


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


Almut SCHNEIDER
Contractual researcher, Institue of Ethnology at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea, Western Highlands (Papua New Guinea), Milne Bay (Papua New Guinea)
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Kinship, Social Change, Ritual, Exchanges, Social Organization, Land Tenure, Gender, Life-cycle Exchanges, Plant Domestication, Social-ecological System


Gunter SENFT
Professor, Language and Cognition at MPI for Psycholinguistics, Netherlands

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea
Places: Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia
Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Death and Bereavement, Development, Emotions, Landscape, Linguistic Anthropology, Navigation, Perception, Poetics, Ritual


Ann Marilyn STRATHERN
Professor emeritus, Social Anthropology at Cambridge University, United Kingdom

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea, Western Highlands (Papua New Guinea)
Places: Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, Western Highlands
Keywords: Gender, Law and Culture, Visualization and Representation, Urbanization, Social Organization, Personhood, Life-cycle Exchanges, Exchanges, Colonial Discourse


Ann SULLIVAN
Associate Professor, Maori Studies, Te Wananga o Waipa at University of Auckland, New Zealand

Administrative areas: New Zealand, Australia
Places: Australia (area), Polynesia
Keywords: Cultural Studies, Democracy, Identity, Inter-ethnic Relations, Political Process, Post-Colonialism, Race / Racism, Self-Determination, Urban Identity, Urbanization


Ivo Soeren SYNDICUS
PhD Student, Department of Anthropology at Maynooth University, Ireland

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Higher Education, Education, Social Studies of Knowledge, Social Differentiation, Development, Law and Culture, Social Change, Personhood, Indigenous Politics, Identity


Borut TELBAN
Professor, Institute of Anthropological and Spatial Studies at Research Centre of Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Slovenia

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea, East Sepik (Papua New Guinea)
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Ritual, Personhood, Social Organization, Kinship, Linguistic Anthropology, Social Change, Christianisation, Cosmology, Poetics, Verbal Art


Bratrud TOM
PhD Student, Department of Social Anthropology at University of Oslo, Norway

Administrative areas: Malampa (Vanuatu), Shefa (Vanuatu)
Places: Melanesia, Vanuatu
Keywords: Morality, Social Change, Social Organization, Complexity, Politics, Climate Change, Cosmology, Christianity, Sorcery


Eilin Holtan TORGERSEN
PhD Student, Department of Social Anthropology, Bergen Pacific Studies at University of Bergen, Norway

Administrative areas: Hawaii
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Cosmology, Cultural Change, Cultural Landscapes, Culture-nature Relations, Dance, Disaster, Ecology, Environmental Anthropology, Epistemology, Ethnicity


Svenja VOELKEL
Associate Professor, Institute of Language Typology at University of Mainz, Germany

Administrative areas: Tonga, Australia
Places: Polynesia, Australia (area)
Keywords: Linguistic Anthropology, Cognitive Anthropology, Language-Culture-Cognition, Kinship, Social Organization, Space, Possession


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