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Ingrid AHLGREN
Curator, Oceania at Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Harvard University, United States

Administrative areas: Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia
Places: Micronesia, Polynesia
Keywords: Cosmology, Cultural Heritage, Engaged Anthropology, Environment, First Contacts, Globalization, Historical Imagination, History, Intellectual Property Rights, Land Management


Pauline McKenzie AUCOIN
Research Fellow, Simone de Beauvoir Institute at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Administrative areas: Fiji, Western (Fiji)
Places: Melanesia, Polynesia
Keywords: Cosmology, Culture-nature Relations, Dance, Gender, Language Ideology, Performance, Power and Resistance, Social Studies of Knowledge, Space, Religion


Tomi BARTOLE
Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Anthropological and Spatial Studies at Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Slovenia

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea, East Sepik (Papua New Guinea)
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Body Theory, Categorization, Christianisation, Complexity, Cosmology, Custom, Development, Epistemology, Feeling of Belonging, Indigenous Politics


Stefanie BELHARTE
Independent researcher, Germany

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea, Sandaun (Papua New Guinea), Gulf (Papua New Guinea)
Places: Melanesia, Papua New Guinea
Keywords: Human Ecology, Ethnobiology, Food and Nutrition, Material Culture, Kinship, Migration, Oral History, Cosmology


Guigone CAMUS
Independent researcher, University of French Polynesia, France

Administrative areas: Kiribati, Hawaii, New Caledonia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna
Places: Micronesia, Polynesia
Keywords: Cosmology, Myth, Land Tenure, History, Environment, Climate Change, Diasporas, Conflict, Christianisation, Art


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


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


Jessica DE LARGY HEALY
, Laboratoire d'ethnologie et de sociologie comparative at CNRS - Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique, France

Administrative areas: Australia
Places: Australia (area), Arnhem Land, Victoria and Bass Strait Islands
Keywords: Audiovisual and Media, Cosmology, Art, Digital Resources, Kinship, Material Culture, Mobile Telephony, Religion and the Media, Ritual Studies


Matti ERÄSAARI
Research Fellow, Social Anthropology at University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Administrative areas: Fiji
Places: Polynesia, Melanesia
Keywords: Value, Exchanges, Time, Morality, Egalitarianism, Cosmology


Rowan GARD
PhD Student, Center for Pacific Studies at University of St Andrews, United Kingdom

Administrative areas: Hawaii, Rapanui - Easter Island (Chile), Fiji, Vanuatu
Places: Melanesia, Polynesia
Keywords: Climate Change, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Cosmology, Ecology, Environment, Indo-Pacific Prehistory, Public Art


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


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


Rebecca HOFMANN
, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at LMU Munich, Germany

Administrative areas: Chuuk (Federated States of Micronesia), Guam
Keywords: Climate Change, Colonial Discourse, Cosmology, Diasporas, Disaster, Environment, Land Tenure, Migration, Natural Hazards, Social-ecological System


Sergio JARILLO
Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Anthropology at American Museum of Natural History, United States

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea
Keywords: Material Culture, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Climate Change, Christianity, Art, Cosmology, Cutural Change, Emotions, Ethnographic Filmmaking, Museums


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


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: Children, Cosmology, Cultural Technology, Economic Anthropology, Ethnobotany, Fisheries, Globalization, Indigenous Political Movements, Kinship, Linguistic Anthropology


David LIPSET
Professor at University of Minnesota, United States

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Body, Canoes, Class, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Cosmology, Customary Law, Environment, Dispossession Climate Change, Development, Migration, The Imagination, Masculinities, Mortuary Rites, Personhood


Roger Ivar LOHMANN
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology at Trent University, Canada

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea, Sandaun (Papua New Guinea)
Places: Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, West Sepik (Sandaun)
Keywords: Christianisation, Conflict Management, Cosmology, Death and Bereavement, Dreams, Ethnopsychology, Language Documentation, Memory, Myth, 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


Michelle MACCARTHY
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology at Saint Mary's University, Canada

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Anthropology of Tourism, Christianity, Cosmology, Cultural Change, Cultural Heritage, Death and Bereavement, Economic Anthropology, Environmental Anthropology, Gender, Gift-giving Practices And Theory


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


Arnaud NOURY
Independent researcher, France

Administrative areas: Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Samoa, Wallis and Futuna, Indonesia
Places: Melanesia, Polynesia, Micronesia
Keywords: Art, Austronesian Languages, Climate Change, Cosmology, Digital Resources, Myth, History, Austronesian Prehistory, Pacific Studies, Ritual Studies


Ian PARKER
PhD Student, Department of Anthropology at University of California San Diego, United States

Administrative areas: Indonesia, Irian Jaya Barat (Indonesia), Papua (Indonesia)
Places: Melanesia, Polynesia, West Papua
Keywords: Ethics, Environmental Anthropology, Conservation, Interethnic Relations, Tourism, Social-ecological System, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Human-environment Relations, Religion, Seascapes


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


Michael W. SCOTT
Associate Professor, Anthropology Department at London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom

Administrative areas: Solomon Islands
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Anthropology of Ontology, Cosmology, Religion, Wonder, Myth-making, Indigenous Christianities, Place-making, Ethnogenesis, Personhood, Sociality


Thomas STRONG
Lecturer, Anthropology at Maynooth University, Ireland

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Witchcraft, Body, Cosmology, Gender, Medical Anthropology, Personhood, Mary Douglas


Franca TAMISARI
Associate Professor, Dept. of Humanities at Ca' Foscari University of Vencie, Italy

Administrative areas: Australia, Northern Territory (Australia)
Places: Australia (area), Arnhem Land, Milingimbi, Galuwin'ku, Ramingining, Gapuwiyak
Keywords: Cosmology, Dance, Education, Gender, Indigenous Politics, Kinship, Language, Ceremonial discourse, Tourism, Ritual


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


Edgar TETAHIOTUPA
Independent researcher, Centre des Nouvelles Etudes sur le Pacifique (EA 4242) at Université de Nouvelle-Calédonie

Administrative areas: French Polynesia
Places: Polynesia
Keywords: Cosmology, Myth, Narratives, Visualization and Representation, Polynesian Languages, Bilingualism And Schooling


Bratrud TOM
Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Anthropology at University of Oslo, Norway

Administrative areas: Malampa (Vanuatu), Shefa (Vanuatu), 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


I'u TUAGALU
Other staff, Learning Advisor 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


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


Johanna Louise WHITELEY
PhD Student, Anthropology at London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom

Administrative areas: Isabel (Solomon Islands), Solomon Islands
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Land Tenure, Landscape, Local/Folk Classification, Mission History, Matrilineal Kinship, Custom, Cosmology, Anthropology of Ontology, Religion


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The database of experts counts today 1042 profiles, of which 522 are publicly accessible, while 520 have chosen to remain private.

These persons have defined 601 unique keywords in which they situate their research interests and expertise.

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