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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


Guillaume ALEVEQUE
Postdoctoral Fellow, Institut interdisciplinaire d'anthropologie du contemporain at EHESS - Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France

Administrative areas: French Polynesia
Keywords: Christianisation, Cultural Heritage, First Contacts, Identity, Personhood, Ritual, Social Movement, Post-Colonialism, Material Culture


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


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

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea
Places: Melanesia, Papua New Guinea
Keywords: Ritual, Gender, Kinship, Local/Folk Classification, First Contacts, Christianisation, Ethnobotany, Exchanges, Great-men Societies, Life-cycle Exchanges


Keith CHAMBERS

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


Michael Barry DAVIS
Independent researcher, Sydney Environment Institute at Sydney University, Australia

Administrative areas: Australia, New Zealand, Solomon Islands
Places: Australia (area)
Keywords: Colonial Discourse, Colonial Imagination, Colonialism, Cultural Heritage, Cultural Studies, Environment, Ethics, Ethnographic Encounter, Fisheries, First Contacts


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


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


Elisabetta GNECCHI-RUSCONE
Independent researcher, Dipartimento di Scienze Umane per la Formazione at Università di Milano Bicocca, Italy

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea, Northern (Papua New Guinea)
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Art, Christianisation, Colonial Discourse, Cosmology, Cultural Heritage, Domestic Space, First Contacts, Identity, History, Life-cycle Exchanges


Justine GUITTONNY CAPPELLI
PhD Student, French Studies at University of Auckland, New Zealand

Administrative areas: New Zealand
Places: Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia
Keywords: Mission History, Mission Publishing, Christianisation, Christianity, First Contacts


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


Sylvie LARGEAUD-ORTEGA
Associate Professor, English literature and culture at University of French Polynesia, French Polynesia

Administrative areas: French Polynesia
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Anti-colonial, Colonial Discourse, Colonial Imagination, Colonial Literature, Cultural Heritage, Cultural Studies, Engaged Anthropology, First Contacts, Francophone Literatures, Gender


Stéphanie LECLERC-CAFFAREL
Postdoctoral Fellow, Anthropology Department, National Museum of Natural History at Smithsonian Institution, United States

Administrative areas: Fiji
Places: Polynesia, Melanesia
Keywords: Agency, Art, First Contacts, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, Museums, Body, Ceremonial discourse, Colonial Imagination, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Culture-nature Relations


Bernd LEICHT
Independent researcher

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Anti-colonial, Colonial Discourse, Colonial Imagination, First Contacts, Museums, Post-Colonialism


Billie Jane LYTHBERG
Research Fellow, Mira Szaszy Research Centre for Maori and Pacific Economic Development at University of Auckland, New Zealand

Administrative areas: New Zealand
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Contemporary Indigenous Art, Cosmology, Cultural Heritage, Diasporas, Economic Anthropology, First Contacts, Local Nomenclature, Material Culture, Museums, Natural Resources


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


Carlos MONDRAGON
Associate Professor, Centro de Estudios de Asia y África at El Colegio de México, Mexico

Administrative areas: Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Indonesia, New Caledonia, Rapa Nui - Easter Island (Chile), Papua New Guinea
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Indigenous Epistemology, Climate Change, Climate Policy, Anthropology of Ontology, Cultural Geography, Ecology, First Contacts, History, Horticulture, Knowledge


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


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


Max QUANCHI
Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences at University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Australia, New Caledonia
Places: Australia (area), Melanesia
Keywords: Colonialism, First Contacts, Pacific Studies as Field of Study, Photography, Visualization and Representation


Lisa RENARD
PhD Student, UMR 7367 Dynamiques européennes at Université de Strasbourg, France

Administrative areas: New Zealand, Wellington (New Zealand), Bay of Plenty (New Zealand), Gisborne (New Zealand)
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Material Culture, Textiles / Fibre Arts, Exchanges, Museums, Property, Natural Resources, Mediation, Kinship, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, International Relationships


Amiria SALMOND
Research Fellow, Department of Anthropology at University of Auckland, New Zealand

Administrative areas: New Zealand, Gisborne (New Zealand)
Places: Polynesia, Micronesia
Keywords: Anthropology of Ontology, Colonialism, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Cultural Transformation, Digital Resources, First Contacts, Intellectual Property Rights, Kinship, Law and Culture, Museums


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


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


Hilke THODE-ARORA
Curator, Oceania at Museum Fuenf Kontinente, Germany

Administrative areas: Niue, Samoa, New Zealand
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Colonial Imagination, Indigenous Agency, Inter-ethnic Relations, Heritage Management, Ethnicity, Cultural Change, Transnationalism, Women's Associations, Textiles / Fibre Arts, Museums


I'u TUAGALU
Senior Lecturer, Student Learning Centre: Puna Aronui at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Administrative areas: Samoa, New Zealand
Places: Polynesia, Samoa, Tonga
Keywords: Cognitive Anthropology, First Contacts, Exchanges, Cosmology, Colonial Literature, Christianity, Christianisation, Myth, Personhood, Ritual Studies


Andrey TUTORSKI
Associate Professor, Department of Ethnology at Moscow State University, Russian Federation

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Madang (Papua New Guinea)
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Miklouho-Maclay, First Contacts, Historical Consciousness, History, Narratives, Myth


Marja VAN TILBURG
Senior Lecturer, Department of History at University of Groningen, Netherlands

Places: Polynesia
Keywords: First Contacts, Gender, History, Historical Imagination, Identity, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations


Fanny Wonu VEYS
Curator at Museum van Nationaal Wereldculturen - National Museum of World Cultures, Netherlands

Administrative areas: Tonga, New Zealand, Australia
Places: Polynesia, Australia (area)
Keywords: Art, Exhibitions, First Contacts, Heritage, Indigenous Christianities, Material Culture, Mission History, Museums, Tapa, Visual Anthropology


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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The database of experts counts today 863 profiles, of which 470 are publicly accessible, while 393 have chosen to remain private.

These persons have defined 531 unique keywords in which they situate their research interests and expertise.

They have also defined and described 502 'experiences' (research and teaching activities, consulting work, or applied projects) in which they have contributed.