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The World Factbook: Background: :: Spain ceded Guam to the US in 1898. Captured by the Japanese in 1941, it was retaken by the US three years later. The military installation on the island is one of the most strategically important US bases in the Pacific. :: more [Source: The World Factbook] Wikipedia: Guam (i/ˈɡwɑːm/ or /ˈɡwɒm/; Chamorro: Guåhån) is an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States in the western Pacific Ocean. It is one of five U.S. territories with an established civilian government.[4][5] Guam is listed as one of seventeen Non-Self-Governing Territories by the Special Committee on Decolonization of the United Nations.[6] The island's capital is Hagåtña (formerly named Agana). Guam is the largest and southernmost of the Mariana Islands. The Chamorros, more [Source: Wikipedia]

Expertise (alphabetical order)

PhD Student, Anthropology, School of Social Sciences at University of California at Los Angeles , United States

Keywords: Militarism, Indigeneity, Environment, Oceania

Petra Maria AUTIO
Postdoctoral Fellow, Social and cultural anthropology at University of Helsinki, Finland

Keywords: Social Organization, Dance, Custom, Kinship, Narratives, Social Differentiation, Language Ideology, Migration, Resilience, Colonial Discourse

Associate Professor, Department of Pacific Affairs, College of Asia and the Pacific at Australian National University, Australia

Keywords: Climate Change, Agency, Anthropology, Conflict Resolution, Coral Reefs, Cultural Geography, Development Studies, Fisheries, Food History, History

Independent researcher, retired University Professor at University of the French Pacific, French Polynesia

Keywords: Myth, Pre-European Settlement, Genetics, Archaeology, Prehistory

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Culture and Communication Studies at Waseda University, Japan

Keywords: Post-Colonialism, Self-Determination, World War II, Art, Climate Change, Cultural Studies, Critical History, Commemoration, Gender, Sexuality

Patricia FIFITA
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management at University of Hawai'i-Manoa, United States

Keywords: Medical Anthropology, Ethnobotany, Indigenous Epistemology, Colonialism, Biomedicine, Gender, Non Communicable Diseases, Political Economy, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Climate Change

Sylvia FRAIN
PhD Student, The National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at University of Otago, New Zealand

Keywords: Nonviolent Resistance, Critical Military Studies, Feminist Security Studies, Visualization and Representation, Social Media Activism, Indigenous Inquiry

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

Keywords: Climate Change, Colonial Discourse, Cosmology, Diasporas, Disaster, Environment, Land Tenure, Migration, Natural Hazards, Social-ecological System

Verena KECK
Lecturer, Institute of Anthropology, at Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Keywords: Colonial Discourse, Health, Migration, Personhood, Religion, Social Change, Age and Aging, Identity

PhD Student, Escuela de Estudios Hispano-Americanos, Seville at Spanish National High Research Council (CSIC), Spain

Keywords: International Relationships, History

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

Keywords: Climate Change, Coastal Erosion, Cultural Change, Human Ecology, Indigenous Knowledge, Kava, Landscape, Myth, Religion And The Environment, Sustainable Development

Professor, Micronesian Area Research Center at University of Guam, Guam

Research Fellow, Ho'omaluhia, Hawai'i, International and Indigenous Division at Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, United States

Keywords: Customary Law, Diasporas, Gender Violence, Health, Human Rights, Identity, Justice, Law and Culture, Mining, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

Curator, Oceania Department at Übersee-Museum, Bremen, Germany

Keywords: Identity, Migration, Museums, Diasporas, Social Change

Michael WALSH
, Center for Australian, New Zealand, and Pacific Studies at Georgetown University, United States

Official Websites

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    Research Centres

  • Center for Island Sustainability (CIS) - U...
  • Marine Laboratory - University of Guam...
  • Micronesian Area Research Center (MARC) - ...

    Libraries and Archives

  • Guam Law Library...
  • University of Guam Library...

    Museum Collections

  • American Museum of Natural History...
  • Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum...
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    Health and Health Research

  • Department of Public Health & Social Servi...
  • School of Nursing and Health Sciences - Un...
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    List of languages
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    Administrative Areas

    Agana Heights (Municipality)
    Agat (Municipality)
    Asan (Municipality)
    Barrigada (Municipality)
    Chalan-Pago-Ordot (Municipality)
    Dededo (Municipality)
    Hagatna (Municipality)
    Inarajan (Municipality)
    Mangilao (Municipality)
    Merizo (Municipality)
    Mongmong-Toto-Maite (Municipality)
    Piti (Municipality)
    Santa Rita (Municipality)
    Sinajana (Municipality)
    Talofofo (Municipality)
    Tamuning (Municipality)
    Umatac (Municipality)
    Yigo (Municipality)
    Yona (Municipality)

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