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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


Lindy ALLEN
Curator, Humanities, Anthropology at Museums Victoria, Australia

Administrative areas: Australia
Places: Australia (area)
Keywords: Contemporary Indigenous Art, Cultural Heritage, Museums, Textiles / Fibre Arts, Visual Anthropology, Material Culture, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, Cultural Technology, Applied Anthropology, Agency


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


Antonia BAUMANN
Independent researcher, Switzerland

Administrative areas: New Caledonia
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Ethnobotany


Valerie BOLL
Independent researcher, Anthropology at South Australian Museum, Adelaide, Australia

Administrative areas: Australia, Northern Territory (Australia), Queensland (Australia)
Places: Australia (area), Australia (country)
Keywords: Anthropological Field Records, Climate Change, Cognitive Anthropology, Conservation, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Cultural Heritage, Environment, Ethnobotany, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, Land Management


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


Keith CHAMBERS

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


Eric CLUA
Independent researcher, Délégation de l'Etat à la Recherche et Technologie at Ministry of Scientific Research, France

Administrative areas: French Polynesia, Fiji, New Caledonia, Tonga, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands
Places: Melanesia, Polynesia
Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Ecology, Environment, Fisheries, Marine Biodiversity, Shark in Culture, Eco-anthropology, Traditional Ecological Knowledge


Aurélie CONDEVAUX
Associate Professor, EIREST (Interdisciplinary Research Team on Tourism) at University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France

Administrative areas: Tonga, New Zealand
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Art, Cultural Heritage, Gender, Identity, Tourism, Politics, Citizenship, Democracy, Diasporas


Ludovic COUPAYE
Lecturer, Department of Anthropology at University College London, United Kingdom

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea, East Sepik (Papua New Guinea)
Places: Melanesia, Polynesia, Australia (area)
Keywords: Agency, Agriculture, Anthropological Fieldwork, Anthropology of Ontology, Art, Body Theory, Categorization, Cognitive Anthropology, Complexity, Conceptual Model


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


Marlène DÉGREMONT
PhD Student, Gouvernance, Risque, Environnement, Développement GRED (UMR 220) at IRD - Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, New Caledonia

Administrative areas: New Caledonia, French Polynesia
Places: New Caledonia, Polynesia
Keywords: Conservation, Marine Biodiversity, Governance, Environment, Public Policies, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Globalization, Applied Anthropology, Cultural Heritage, Culture-nature Relations


Gaëtan DESO
PhD Student, CRISES E.A. 4424 – Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires en Sciences humaines et Sociales at Université Paul-Valéry de Montpellier, France

Administrative areas: New Zealand, French Polynesia, Hawaii
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Art, Cultural Heritage, French Overseas Territories, Museums, Post-Colonialism


Kira EGHBAL-AZAR
PhD Student, Institut für Ethnologie at University of Cologne, Germany

Administrative areas: Australia
Places: Australia (area), Micronesia
Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Perception, Visitor Studies, Cognitive Anthropology


Andrea EIMKE
PhD Student, CoLab at AUT Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Administrative areas: Cook Islands
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Art, Creativity, Cultural Heritage, Cultural Technology, Feeling of Belonging, Identity, Material Culture, Place, Space, Tapa


Marion FAYN
PhD Student, Anthropology at Université de la Polynésie française, French Polynesia

Administrative areas: French Polynesia
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Dance, Cutural Change, Cultural Heritage, Identity, Body, Creativity, Performance, Music, Song, Organology


Alison FLEMING
Independent researcher, European Programme at Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway

Administrative areas: Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Australia, Shefa (Vanuatu)
Places: Melanesia, Australia (area)
Keywords: Climate Change, Cultural Heritage, Tourism, Sustainability, Social-ecological System, Resilience, Pacific Regional Politics, Natural Resources, Land Tenure, Interdisciplinarity


Judy Selk FLORES
Adjunct/associate Researcher, RFT-Micronesian Area Research Center at University of Guam, Guam

Places: Micronesia
Keywords: Applied Anthropology, Art, Colonial Discourse, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Cultural Heritage, Identity, Material Culture, Oral Tradition, Regional History, Sustainable Tourism


Miranda FORSYTH
Research Fellow, SSGM at Australian National University, Australia

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Vanuatu
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Development, Intellectual Property Rights, Sorcery, Customary Law, Legal Pluralism, Conflict Management, Non-state Justice System


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


Jacqueline HAZEN
PhD Student, Anthropology at New York University, United States

Administrative areas: Federated States of Micronesia, Pohnpei (Federated States of Micronesia)
Places: Micronesia, Polynesia
Keywords: Anthropological Fieldwork, Cultural Heritage, Diasporas, Ethnographic Filmmaking, Language Change, Local/Folk Classification, Material Culture, Mediation, Performance, Intellectual Property Rights


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


Irene Karongo HUNDLEBY
PhD Student, Department of Music at University of Otago, New Zealand

Administrative areas: Malaita (Solomon Islands), Solomon Islands
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Epistemology, Ethics, Indigenous Epistemology, Cultural Heritage, Music, Dance, Song, Organology


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


Christian KAUFMANN
Independent researcher, Sainsbury Research Unit at University of East Anglia, United Kingdom

Administrative areas: Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, East Sepik (Papua New Guinea)
Places: East Sepik province, Malakula Island, Ambrym Island
Keywords: Art, Cultural Technology, Cultural Heritage


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


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


Florence LAMY
PhD Student, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, EHESS, France

Administrative areas: French Polynesia, New Zealand
Places: Polynesia, French Polynesia
Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Anthropological Field Records, Art, Body Theory, Conservation, Material Culture, Cultural Technology


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


James LEACH
Professor, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, EHESS, France

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Art, Cultural Heritage, Ecology, Ethnobotany, Intellectual Property Rights, Kinship, Material Culture, Personhood, Property, Creativity


Hee Sook LEE-NIINIOJA
Independent researcher

Administrative areas: Indonesia
Keywords: Architectural Anthropology, Cultural Heritage, Interdisciplinarity, Monuments, Ritual And Religion, Rock Art, Semiotics, Visualization and Representation


Christiane LEURQUIN
Other staff, Department of Languages and Cultures at University of Otago, New Zealand

Administrative areas: New Zealand
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Colonial Literature, Francophone Literatures, Identity, Literature, Narratives, Population and Development


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


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


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

Administrative areas: Samoa, Rapa Nui - 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


Alexander MAWYER
Assistant Professor, Center for Pacific Islands Studies at University of Hawai'i-Manoa, United States

Administrative areas: French Polynesia
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Colonial Literature, Cultural Heritage, Historical Consciousness, Language-Culture-Cognition, Environment


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


Lisa MCDONALD
PhD Student, Sainsbury Research Unit at University of East Anglia, United Kingdom

Administrative areas: Vanuatu
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Anthropological Fieldwork, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Cultural Heritage, Intellectual Property Rights, Material Culture, Urbanization, Visual Anthropology


Min Yen ONG
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Music at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, United Kingdom

Administrative areas: Fiji, Hawaii
Places: Melanesia, Polynesia
Keywords: Applied Ethnomusicology, Agency, Oral Tradition, Cultural Change, Cultural Heritage, Disaster, Feeling of Belonging, Indigenous Peoples Rights, Resilience, Song


Anna PAINI
Associate Professor, Culture e Civiltà (CuCi) at Università degli Studi di Verona, Italy

Administrative areas: New Caledonia, iles Loyaute (New Caledonia)
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Cultural Transformation, Textiles, Christianisation, Colonial Discourse, Agency


Károly Sándor PALLAI
Research Fellow, Department of French and Francophone Studies at Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary

Administrative areas: Wallis and Futuna, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, New Caledonia, Kiribati, Hawaii, French Polynesia, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Niue, Tuvalu, Tonga
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Contemporary Literatures, Francophone Literatures, Identity, Postcolonial Literatures, French Overseas Territories, Post-Colonialism, Narratives, Literature, Cultural Studies, Colonial Imagination


Jude PHILP
Curator, Macleay Museum at Sydney University Museums, Australia

Places: Torres Strait, Western Province (Fly), National Capital District, Central
Keywords: Agency, Christianity, Colonialism, Cultural Heritage, Culture-nature Relations, History, Indigenous Christianities, Mission History, Museums, Photography


Guido Carlo PIGLIASCO
Senior Lecturer, Anthropology at University of Hawai'i-Manoa, United States

Administrative areas: Fiji
Places: Fiji Islands, Beqa Island, Manihiki, Atiu, Tahaa, O'ahu, Savai'i, New Ireland province, Karawari/Arafundi
Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Law and Culture, Narratives, Tourism, Intellectual Property Rights, Digital Resources, Art, Audiovisual and Media, Christianity, Ritual


Michael Clifford QUINNELL
Adjunct/associate Researcher, Cultural Environments QMS at Queensland Museum, Australia

Administrative areas: Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
Places: Australia (area), Melanesia
Keywords: Material Culture, Museums, Rock Art, Torres Strait, Typology, Textiles / Fibre Arts, Tapa, Native Title, Indo-Pacific Prehistory, Ethnographic Encounter


Mette RAMSTAD
Associate Professor, Department of Religion and Lifeviews, Faculty of Education at Østfold University College, Norway

Administrative areas: Hawaii
Places: Hawai'i (US State), Society Islands, Tuamotus, Austral Islands, New Zealand
Keywords: Religion, Spirituality, Education, Education Policy, Oral Tradition, Cultural Heritage, Cultural Renewal, Indigenous Christianities, Dance, Performance


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


Hélena REGIUS
Independent researcher

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Christianisation, Colonialism, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Cultural Heritage, Custom, Indigenous Christianities, Material Culture, Missiology, Museums, Textiles / Fibre Arts


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


Kathleen RILEY
Adjunct Professor, Department of Anthropology at Queens College, United States

Administrative areas: French Polynesia
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Linguistic Anthropology, Language Socialization, Language Change, Cultural Heritage, Food and Nutrition, Gender, Environment


Andrea SEELENFREUND
Professor, Escuela de Antropología at Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano, Chile

Administrative areas: Rapa Nui - Easter Island (Chile)
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Colonial Discourse, Cultural Studies, Cultural Heritage, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Ethnobotany, Genetic Diversity, Genetic Resources, Natural Resources, Plant Domestication, Tapa


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


Frank THOMAS
Senior Lecturer, Pacific Studies, Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture & Pacific Studies at University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Administrative areas: Fiji, Kiribati
Places: Melanesia, Micronesia
Keywords: Anthropological Fieldwork, Archaeobotany, Austronesian Prehistory, Cultural Heritage, Cultural Landscapes, Development Studies, Ethnobiology, Heritage Management, Landscape, Local Ecological Knowledge


Anke TONNAER
Lecturer, Department of Anthropology Centre for Pacific and Asian Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

Administrative areas: Australia
Places: Australia (area)
Keywords: Tourism, Performance, Ritual, Post-Colonialism, Cultural Heritage, Exchanges, Globalization, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, Intersubjectivity, Anthropological Fieldwork


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


Eric VENBRUX
Professor, CPAS, Centre for Pacific and Asian Studies; Centre for Thanatology at Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

Administrative areas: Australia
Places: Australia (area)
Keywords: Death and Bereavement, Religion, Ritual, Art, Cultural Heritage


Gabriele WEICHART
Senior Lecturer, Social and Cultural Anthropology (Department of Social Research) at University of Vienna, Austria

Administrative areas: Australia
Places: Australia (area)
Keywords: Architectural Anthropology, Art, Climate Change, Cultural Heritage, Cultural Change, Disaster, Food and Nutrition, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, Material Culture, Memory


Frank WEIGELT
Senior Lecturer, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at University of Hamburg, Germany

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Indonesia, New Caledonia
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Agency, Applied Anthropology, Class, Colonial Discourse, Cognitive Anthropology, Colonialism, Conflict, Conflict Management, Cultural Change, Cultural Heritage


Carsten WERGIN
Assistant Professor, Transcultural Studies at Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany

Administrative areas: Australia, Western Australia (Australia)
Places: Australia (country), Western Australia
Keywords: Anthropological Field Records, Anthropological Fieldwork, Anthropology, Anthropology of Knoweldge, Anthropology of Ontology, Anthropology Of Sciences, Anthropology of Tourism, Anti-colonial, Applied Anthropology, Applied Ethnomusicology


Stephen WICKLER
Associate Professor, Department of Cultural Sciences at Tromsø University Museum, University of Tromsø, Norway

Administrative areas: Australia, Palau, Northern Mariana Islands, Solomon Islands
Places: Melanesia, Micronesia
Keywords: Austronesian Prehistory, Cultural Heritage, Heritage Management, Materiality, Museums, Inter-ethnic Relations


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The database of experts counts today 855 profiles, of which 466 are publicly accessible, while 389 have chosen to remain private.

These persons have defined 534 unique keywords in which they situate their research interests and expertise.

They have also defined and described 500 'experiences' (research and teaching activities, consulting work, or applied projects) in which they have contributed.