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Barbara Anne ANDERSEN
Lecturer, School of People, Environment and Planning at Massey University, Albany, New Zealand

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Development, Education, Gender, Health, Post-Colonialism, Social Change, Youth, Class, Biomedicine, Health Workers


Penner ANGELINA
, Bergen Pacific Studies; ECOPAS at University of Bergen, Norway

Administrative areas: Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Anthropology, Anthropology of Knoweldge, Anthropology of Ontology, Development Studies, Gender Based Violence, Gender, Globalization, Indigenous Knowledge, Kastom, Pacific Studies


Eddy BANARE
Adjunct/associate Researcher, C.N.E.P (Centre des Nouvelles Etudes sur le Pacifique EA 4242) at Université de la Nouvelle-Calédonie, New Caledonia

Administrative areas: New Caledonia, Australia
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Art, Library, Historical Imagination, Colonial Discourse, Colonial Imagination, Colonial Literature, Anti-colonial, Social Change, Francophone Literatures, Perception


John BARKER
Professor, Anthropology at University of British Columbia, Canada

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Art, Christianisation, Christianity, Colonial Imagination, Conservation, Cultural Heritage, Environment, First Contacts, Forestry, Historical Imagination


Bettina BEER
Professor, Ethnologisches Seminar at University of Lucerne, Switzerland

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Mining, Kinship, Land Dispute, Gender, Senses, Social Change, History


Jenny BRYANT-TOKALAU
Associate Professor, Te Tumu, School of Maori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies at University of Otago, New Zealand

Administrative areas: Fiji
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Climate Change, Conservation, Development, Environment, Land Tenure, Natural Resources, Poverty, Social Change, Urbanization


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


Domenica Gisella CALABRÒ
Postdoctoral Fellow at Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands

Administrative areas: New Zealand
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Identity, Cultural Change, Social Change, Cultural Heritage, Sport, Gender, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, Indigenous Epistemology, Indigenous Politics, Engaged Anthropology


Laurence Marshall CARUCCI
Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Montana State University, United States

Administrative areas: Marshall Islands
Places: Marshall Islands
Keywords: Adoption, Age and Aging, Anthropological Fieldwork, Body, Christianity, Climate Change, Climate Change Migration, Colonial Discourse, Colonial Literature, Colonialism


Keith CHAMBERS

Administrative areas: Tuvalu
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Local/Folk Classification, Myth, Narratives, Social Change, Anthropological Field Records, Cultural Heritage, First Contacts


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


Steffen DALSGAARD
Associate Professor, Technologies in Practice at IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea, Manus (Papua New Guinea)
Places: Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, Admiralty Islands, Manus province, Mbuke, Lorengau, Baluan
Keywords: Democracy, Social Change, Politics, Bureaucratization


Keith DIXON
Senior Lecturer, Accounting and Information Systems, Te Rāngai Umanga me te Ture at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha (University of Canterbury) , New Zealand

Administrative areas: New Zealand
Places: New Zealand, Kiribati, Nikunau, Tarawa, Canterbury
Keywords: Cultural Studies, Development, Decolonisation, Economy and Finance, History, Neo-Colonialism, Pacific Studies, Phosphate, Post-Colonialism, Social Change


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


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


Christiane FALCK
Postdoctoral Fellow, Ethnologisches Institut at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea, East Sepik (Papua New Guinea)
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Social Change, Religion, Personhood, Mobile Telephony, Intersubjectivity, Gender


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


Sebastien GALLIOT
Postdoctoral Fellow, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, EHESS, France

Administrative areas: Samoa, New Zealand, Tonga, Federated States of Micronesia
Places: Micronesia, Polynesia
Keywords: Cultural Technology, First Contacts, Art, Ritual, Social Change


Katharina Wilhelmina HASLWANTER
PhD Student, Ethnographic Museum at University of Zurich, Switzerland

Administrative areas: Indonesia, Papua (Indonesia)
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Material Culture, Colonialism, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, Exchanges, Social Change, Technology, Museums, Visualization and Representation


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


Graeme HUMBLE
Associate Professor, School of Theology at Pacific Adventist University, Papua New Guinea

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Australia
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Christianisation, Christianity, Cultural Heritage, Fisheries, Identity, Mission History, Myth, Narratives, Religion, Ritual


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


Simon KENEMA
Postdoctoral Fellow, ADRAS Research Project on Small Scale Mining In Bougainville at Griffith University/ANU, Australia

Keywords: Anthropological Fieldwork, Anthropology of Knoweldge, Anthropology of Ontology, Dispute Resolution, Indigenous Epistemology, Indigenous Politics, Land Tenure, Mining, Social Change


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


Daniela KRAEMER
Lecturer, Department of Anthropology at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Administrative areas: Vanuatu
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Personhood, Social Change, Urban, Homelessness, Place Making


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


Isabelle LEBLIC
Senior Research Fellow, LACITO at CNRS - Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique, France

Administrative areas: New Caledonia, French Polynesia
Places: Melanesia, Polynesia
Keywords: Anti-colonial, Children, Citizenship, Cosmology, Cultural Technology, Development, Economic Anthropology, Ethnobotany, Fisheries, Globalization


Tate LEFEVRE
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology at Franklin and Marshall College, United States

Administrative areas: New Caledonia
Places: Melanesia, New Caledonia
Keywords: Citizenship, Identity, Nationalism, Post-Colonialism, Politics, Personhood, Social Change, State, Visualization and Representation, Youth


Claire LEVACHER
PhD Student, Sociology and Anthropology at EHESS - Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France

Administrative areas: New Caledonia
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Development, Governance, Indigenous Politics, Land Management, Mining, Public Policies, Social Change, Social Movement


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


Esméralda LONGÉPÉE
, PhD, Insitute of Littoral and Environnement - LIENSs UMR 7266 at University of La Rochelle, France

Administrative areas: Kiribati
Places: Micronesia
Keywords: Resilience, Social-ecological System, Natural Hazards, Climate Change, Rural / Urban Atolls, Conceptual Model, Complexity, Natural Resources, Land Tenure, Environment


Oliver LUEB
Curator at Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Germany

Keywords: Agency, Anthropological Fieldwork, Cultural Change, Cultural Renewal, Cultural Transformation, Custom, Identity, Material Culture, Museums, Performance


Michael MAIN
PhD Student, School of Culture, History & Language at Australian National University, Australia

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Cultural Change, Development, Social Change, Violence, Weapons, Mining and its Discontents, Materiality, Language Change, Indigenous Agency, Indigenous Peoples Rights


Anne-Sylvie MALBRANCKE
Adjunct/associate Researcher, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at EHESS - Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea, Eastern Highlands (Papua New Guinea)
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Kinship, Social Change, Development, Christianisation, Great-men Societies, Gender Violence


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


Grant MCCALL
Other staff, Department of Anthropology at University of Sydney, Australia

Administrative areas: Rapa Nui - Easter Island (Chile), Fiji, French Polynesia
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Age and Aging, Coconut, Bureaucratization, Colonial Imagination, Cultural Heritage, First Contacts, Identity, Intellectual Property Rights, Inter-ethnic Relations, Kinship


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


Amy K. MCLENNAN
Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography at University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Administrative areas: Australia, Nauru
Places: Australia (area), Micronesia
Keywords: Anthropological Field Records, Biomedicine, Social-ecological System, Political Ecology, Narratives, Mining, Interdisciplinarity, Globalization, Health, Food and Nutrition


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

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


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


Mark MOSKO
Professor, Department of Anthropology at Australian National University, Australia

Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Social Change, Religion, Christianity, Personhood


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

Administrative areas: Rapa Nui - 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


Yasmine MUSHARBASH
Senior Lecturer, Anthropology at University of Sydney, Australia

Administrative areas: Australia, Northern Territory (Australia), Queensland (Australia)
Places: Central Australia, Torres Strait
Keywords: Emotions, Personhood, Senses, Social Change, Body Theory, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, Neo-Colonialism, Domestic Space, Monsters, Death and Bereavement


Gordon NANAU

Administrative areas: Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga
Places: Melanesia, Polynesia, Micronesia
Keywords: Conflict, Cultural Studies, Development, Education, Gender, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, Inter-ethnic Relations, Land Tenure, Mining and its Discontents, Natural Resources


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


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


Anthony J. PICKLES
Research Fellow, Division of Anthropology at Cambridge University, United Kingdom

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Big-manship, Categorization, Complexity, Conceptual Model, Corruption, Economic Anthropology, Economy and Finance, Exchanges, First Contacts, History


Hans REITHOFER
Lecturer, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at University of Goettingen, Germany

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Christianisation, Development, Engaged Anthropology, Political Ecology, Sorcery, Social Change, Ritual, Religion, Mining, Big-manship


Bernard RIGO
Professor, Centre des Nouvelles Etudes sur le Pacifique (EA 4242) at Université de Nouvelle-Calédonie, New Caledonia

Administrative areas: French Polynesia, New Caledonia
Places: Polynesia, Melanesia
Keywords: Gender, Land Tenure, Social Change, Society, Space, Visualization and Representation, Education


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


Tobias SCHWOERER
Lecturer, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at University of Zurich, Switzerland

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea, Eastern Highlands (Papua New Guinea), Morobe (Papua New Guinea)
Places: Papua New Guinea
Keywords: Violence, Conflict, Colonial Discourse, Social Change, State, Sorcery, Regional History, Mining, Land Dispute, Forestry


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


Christophe SERRA MALLOL
Associate Professor, ISTHIA at Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France

Administrative areas: French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Rapa Nui - Easter Island (Chile)
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Food and Nutrition, Gender, Identity, Globalization, Sex Workers, Social Change


Rachel SHAH
PhD Student, Department of Anthropology at Durham University, United Kingdom

Administrative areas: Indonesia
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Anthropological Field Records, Children, Cultural Studies, Development, Education, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, Social Change, Sustainability


Martin SOUKUP
Associate Professor, Department of sociology, andragogy and cultural anthropology at Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: First Contacts, Sustainability, Social Change, Conservation, Audiovisual and Media, Visualization and Representation


Monika STERN
Research Fellow, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at CNRS - Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique, France

Administrative areas: Vanuatu
Places: Melanesia, Vanuatu
Keywords: Anthropological Field Records, Art, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Digital Resources, Exchanges, Identity, Intellectual Property Rights, Property, Social Change, Youth


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


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


Gilles VIDAL
Lecturer, Institut Protestant de Théologie at Faculté de Montpellier, France

Administrative areas: New Caledonia, French Polynesia
Places: Melanesia, Polynesia
Keywords: Mission History, Ritual Studies, Social Change, Religion, French Overseas Territories


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


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The database of experts counts today 862 profiles, of which 469 are publicly accessible, while 393 have chosen to remain private.

These persons have defined 529 unique keywords in which they situate their research interests and expertise.

They have also defined and described 501 'experiences' (research and teaching activities, consulting work, or applied projects) in which they have contributed.