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Apo APOROSA
Research Fellow, Anthropology at University of Waikato, New Zealand

Administrative areas: Fiji, New Zealand, Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Hawaii
Places: Melanesia, Polynesia
Keywords: Cultural Studies, Development Studies, Diasporas, Education, Indigenous Epistemology, Post-Colonialism, Spirituality, Kava, Indigenous Substances/medicines, Identity


Sebastian T. ELLERICH
Lecturer, Musicological Department at University of Cologne, Germany

Administrative areas: Fiji, Vanuatu
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Agriculture, Bislama, History, Identity, Indigenization, Kava, Language Ideology, Music, Music and Languages, Nationalism


Edwin JONES
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


Patrick NUNN
Professor, Sustainability Research Centre at University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

Administrative areas: Fiji, Guam, Kiribati, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu, Federated States of Micronesia
Places: Fiji Islands, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Palau, Niue, Samoa, Tonga
Keywords: Climate Change, Coastal Erosion, Cultural Change, Human Ecology, Indigenous Knowledge, Kava, Landscape, Myth, Religion And The Environment, Sustainable Development


Ralph REGENVANU
Independent researcher, Parliament of Vanuatu at Parliament of Vanuatu, Vanuatu

Administrative areas: Vanuatu, Malampa (Vanuatu), Penama (Vanuatu), Sanma (Vanuatu), Shefa (Vanuatu), Tafea (Vanuatu), Torba (Vanuatu)
Places: Melanesia, Vanuatu, Port Vila
Keywords: Agenda Building, Art, Bislama, Bureaucratization, Class, Community Development, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Corruption, Cultural Heritage, Cultural Policy


Rachel E. SMITH
Research Fellow, Social Anthropology at University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Administrative areas: Vanuatu, Shefa (Vanuatu), Penama (Vanuatu)
Places: Melanesia, Vanuatu, Port Vila, Shepherd Islands, Other Vanuatu Islands
Keywords: Economic Anthropology, Work, Life-cycle Exchanges, Kinship, Land Tenure, Labour Mobility, Christianity, Ritual And Religion, Ethics, Kava


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Some figures...

The database of experts counts today 1044 profiles, of which 523 are publicly accessible, while 521 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 576 'experiences' (research and teaching activities, consulting work, or applied projects) in which they have contributed.