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The World Factbook: Background: :: The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. That same year, the British began the first organized colonial settlement. A series of land wars between 1843 and 1872 ended with the defeat of the native peoples. The British colony of New Zealand became an independent dominion in 1907 and more [Source: The World Factbook] Wikipedia: New Zealand (/njuːˈziːlənd/; Māori: Aotearoa [aɔˈtɛaɾɔa]) is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses – that of the North Island, or Te Ika-a-Māui, and the South Island, or Te Waipounamu – and numerous smaller islands. New Zealand is situated some 1,500 kilometres (900 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, more [Source: Wikipedia]

Expertise (alphabetical order)

Senior Research Fellow, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Keywords: Museums, Material Culture, Art, Anthropological Fieldwork

Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre de recherches en littérature et poétique comparées at Université Paris Nanterre, France

Keywords: Myth, Imagology, Colonial Imagination, Colonial Literature, Post-Colonialism, Poetics, Cultural Studies

Research Fellow, Anthropology Department/School of Psychology at The University of Waikato, New Zealand

Keywords: Development Studies, Education, Kava/Yaqona, Cognition, Health, Applied Anthropology, Community Development, Cultural Studies, Customary Law, Decolonisation

Associate Professor, School of Psychology at University of Auckland, New Zealand

Keywords: Environment, Land Management, Social Network Analysis, Morality, Ritual

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

Professor, Anthropology at Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands

Keywords: Gender, Sexuality, Globalization, Body Theory, Food and Nutrition, Sport, Morality, Christianity, Conflict, Economic Anthropology

Olivia BLYTH
Other staff, Elam School of Fine Arts at University of Auckland, New Zealand

Luka Amber Leleiga BUNNIN
PhD Student, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography at University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Keywords: Anthropology Of Knowledge, Anti-colonial, Class, Race, Gender, Contemporary Pacific, Disability, Gender Violence, Indigeneity, Intergenerational Justice, Sexuality, Youth Activism

PhD Student, Department of Education at Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy

Keywords: Agency, Gender, Gender Violence, Feminsm

Postdoctoral Fellow, Département des langues at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France

Keywords: Crime Fiction, Cultural Studies, Creativity, Colonial Literature, Contemporary Literatures, French Overseas Territories, Literature, Postcolonial Literatures, Post-Colonialism

PhD Student, Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL) at University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Keywords: Colonialism, Decolonisation, Governance, Human-environment Relations, Indigeneity, Indigenous Political Movements, Indigenous Politics, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, Modernity, Political Anthropology

Administrative staff, Departement de la Recherche et de l'Enseignement at Musée du quai Branly, France

Keywords: Body Theory, Subaltern Bodies, Sport, Social Organization, Social Change, Ritual Studies, Religion And The Environment, Polynesian Chiefdoms, Political Anthropology, Perception

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

Keywords: Art, Cultural Heritage, Gender, Identity, Tourism, Politics, Citizenship, Democracy, Diasporas

Kasia Renae COOK
Independent researcher, The Samoa Historical and Cultural Trust, Samoa

Keywords: Colonialism, Identity, Feeling of Belonging, Cultural Heritage, Race / Racism, Inter-racial Relations, Emigration, Racial Mobility

Roger Charles COWELL
Independent researcher, rccHorizonScanning (self-employed researcher-writer) at rccHorizonScanning, United Kingdom

Keywords: Cognitive Anthropology, Cultural Change, Oral History, Oral Tradition

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

Senior Lecturer, Geography, Tourism and Environmental Planning at University of Waikato, New Zealand

Keywords: Cultural Studies, Development, French Overseas Territories, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, Post-Colonialism, Tourism

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

Keywords: Colonial Discourse, Colonial Imagination, Colonialism, Cultural Heritage, Cultural Studies, Environment, Ethics, Ethnographic Encounter, Fisheries, First Contacts

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

Keywords: Art, Cultural Heritage, French Overseas Territories, Museums, Post-Colonialism

Lecturer, New Zealand School of Music at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Senior Lecturer, Te Rāngai Umanga me te Ture at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha, New Zealand

Keywords: Accounting, Critical History, Migration, Diasporas, Mining and its Discontents, Public Services, Indigenous Inquiry

Professor, Shidler College of Business at University of Hawaii at Manoa, United States

Keywords: Island Studies, Agency, Anthropology Of Knowing, Leadership

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

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

Eveline DÜRR
Professor, Department for Social and Cultural Anthropology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

Keywords: Anthropological Fieldwork, Anthropology of Ontology, Anthropology of Tourism, Colonial Discourse, Cultural Change, Eco-anthropology, Ethnographic Encounter, Globalization, Identity, Indigenous Mobility

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

Adjunct/associate Researcher, Department of Economics and Law at University of New Caledonia, New Caledonia

Keywords: Regional Integration, Regionalism, Regional Organisations, Sub-regionalism, French Overseas Territories

Professor, School of Art and Design at Auckland University of Technology - Te Wānanga Aronui o Tāmaki Makau Rau, New Zealand

Keywords: Architectural Anthropology, Audiovisual and Media, Performance, Possession, Post-Colonialism, Spatial Theory, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, Indigenous Epistemology, Decolonisation, Exhibitions

Contractual researcher, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, EHESS, France

Keywords: Christianisation, Conceptual Model, Colonialism, Missiology, Indigenous Christianities

PhD Student, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Keywords: Cultural Models, Indigenous Epistemology, Indigenous Knowledge, Interdisciplinarity, Pacific Epistemology, Pacific Studies

Yannick FER
Research Fellow, Groupe Sociétés religions laïcités at CNRS - Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique, France

Keywords: Christianity, Social Change, Politics, Emotions, Feeling of Belonging, French Overseas Territories, Migration, Morality, Religion, Institution

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

Assistant Professor, School of Archaeology at University of Oxford, United Kingdom

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

Keywords: Cultural Technology, First Contacts, Art, Ritual, Social Change

Friederike GESING
Senior Research Fellow, ZenTraClim at University of Bremen, Germany

Keywords: Anthropology Of Sciences, Coastal Erosion, Naturecultures, Climate Change

PhD Student, School of Geography at University of Otago, New Zealand

Keywords: Climate Change Migration, Pacific Studies, Sustainable Development, Perceptions, Geography, Sustainable Livelihoods

Matthew GRAVES
Associate Professor, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at Aix-Marseille University, France

Keywords: Colonial Imagination, Commemoration, Democracy, Historical Consciousness, History, Identity, International Relationships, Politics, Memorial Diplomacy, Cultural Geography

PhD Student, French Studies at University of Auckland, New Zealand

Keywords: Mission History, Mission Publishing, Christianisation, Christianity, First Contacts

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

Keywords: Pacific Studies, Communities Of Practice, Decolonising Academia, Epistemology, Pedagogy

Senior Lecturer, Department of Politics at University of Otago, New Zealand

Keywords: Corruption, Customary Law, Decolonisation, Democracy, Development, Foreign Policy, Governance, Globalization, Land Tenure, Politics

Professor, Department of social anthropology at University of Oslo, Norway

Keywords: Bureaucratization, Conflict Management, Identity, International Relationships, Language Documentation

Takiora INGRAM
Independent researcher, FRIENDS OF THE LAGOON/PACIFIC PLANNING &RESEARCH at Non-Government Organization, Cook Islands

Keywords: Climate Policy, Development, Gender Violence, Mining and its Discontents, Political Anthropology, Regional History, Seascape, Social Impact Analysis, Sustainable Tourism, World Heritage

Associate Professor, Department of social anthropology at Lund university, Sweden

Keywords: Colonial Discourse, Governance, Indigenous Politics, Law and Culture, Tourism, Water Resources, Social Movement

Postdoctoral Fellow at Peter B Gustavson School of Business, Canada

Keywords: Indigenous Economic Freedom, Indigenous Capabilities, Indigenous Economies

Independent researcher, Pacific Community at EU PacTVET project, Tonga

Keywords: Resilience, Indigenous Knowledge, Forced Migration, Subaltern Bodies, Māui Genealogies, Body Theory, Coconut Oil, Race, Settlerhood

Krishna KOTRA
Lecturer, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at The University of the South Pacific, Vanuatu

Keywords: Climate Change, Water, Water And Wastewater Treatment And Reuse, Pedagogy, Micro Plastcis, Ocean Acidification, Environment, Development, Migration, Dispossession

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

Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Anthropological Field Records, Art, Body Theory, Conservation, Material Culture, Cultural Technology

Jacqueline LECKIE
Associate Professor, Anthropology and Archaeology at University of Otago, New Zealand

Keywords: Medical Anthropology, Colonialism, Migration, Agency, Diasporas, Ethnicity, Gender, History, Identity, Pacific Studies

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

Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Colonial Literature, Francophone Literatures, Identity, Literature, Narratives, Population and Development

Kealalokahi LOSCH
Associate Professor, Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Studies at University of Hawai'i-Kapiʻolani Community College, United States

Keywords: Ethnicity, Identity, Leadership, Pacific Studies as Field of Study, Pacific Studies, Tattooing, Hapahaole

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

Keywords: Contemporary Indigenous Art, Cosmology, Cultural Heritage, Diasporas, Economic Anthropology, First Contacts, Local Nomenclature, Material Culture, Museums, Natural Resources

Senior Lecturer, Anthropology Programme at Waikato University, New Zealand

Keywords: Anthropology Of Christianity, Religion, Music, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Melanesia

Gwendoline MALOGNE-FER
Postdoctoral Fellow, Groupe Sociétés religions laïcité at EPHE/CNRS, France

Keywords: Religion, Social Change, Migration, Gender, Christianisation, Audiovisual and Media, Mission History

Research Fellow, Faculty of Education, University of Auckland at Uniservices Consultancy Ltd, New Zealand

Keywords: Education, Education Policy, Language Policy, Language Shift, Language-Culture-Cognition, Polynesian Languages, Pacific Studies, Language, Literacy, Bilingual/Immersion Education

Associate Professor, Museum and heritage studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Keywords: Museums

Fiona Elisabeth MCCORMACK
Senior Lecturer, Anthropology, School of Social Sciences at University of Waikato, New Zealand

Keywords: Class, Conflict, Customary Law, Economic Anthropology, Economy and Finance, Environment, Fisheries, Globalization, Governance, Indigenous Politics

Senior Lecturer, Département Asie du Sud-est, Haute-Asie, Pacifique at INALCO, France

Keywords: History, Politics, Regional History, Nationalism, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, International Relationships

Lecturer, School of Languages and Social sciences at Aston University, United Kingdom

Keywords: Self-Determination, Political Process, International Relationships, Post-Colonialism, Regional Integration, French Overseas Territories, Sub-regionalism

Senior Lecturer, History Programme at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Keywords: Colonialism, Decolonisation, French Overseas Territories, Violence, Post-Colonialism, History, Colonial Discourse, Commemoration

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

Keywords: Art, Body Theory, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Creativity, Dance, Education, Indigenous Epistemology, Performance

Catherine PELLINI
PhD Student, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at Aix-Marseille University, France

Keywords: Contemporary Indigenous Art, Decolonisation, Feminism, Gender, Identity, Post-Colonialism, Urban, Visual Anthropology, Art, Biculturalism

PhD Student, Dipartimento di Storia, Antropologia, Religioni SARAS at Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy

Keywords: Gastrocolonialism, Sovereignty, Sustainability, Local Ecological Knowledge, Indigenous Political Movements, Food and Nutrition, Decolonisation, Creativity

Lecturer, School of Anthropology and Conservation at University of Kent, United Kingdom

Keywords: Medical Anthropology, Visual Anthropology, Pacific Media, Intersubjectivity, Ilness Experience, Mental Illness, Global Health, Ethnographic Filmmaking, Engaged Anthropology

Dr Vaoiva PONTON
Lecturer, Interprofessional Health Studies at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Dr Vaoiva PONTON
Research Fellow, Manawise Group at Manawise Group, Australia

Keywords: Education Policy, Education, Democracy

Associate Professor, School of Art and Design at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Keywords: Architectural Anthropology

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

Keywords: Material Culture, Textiles / Fibre Arts, Exchanges, Museums, Property, Natural Resources, Mediation, Kinship, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, International Relationships

Catherine RIS
Associate Professor, LARJE (Research Centre on Economics and Law) at University of New Caledonia, New Caledonia

Keywords: Development Studies, Education Policy, Employment, Ethnicity, French Overseas Territories, Population and Development, Public Policies, Social Justice Policy, Youth, Mining

Katherine SAMMLER
Research Fellow, Marine Political Ecology at Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity, Germany

Keywords: State, Spatial Theory, Social-ecological System, Social Studies of Knowledge, Social Movement, Political Ecology, Oceans, Natural Resources, Legal Geography, Interdisciplinarity

Lecturer, Faculty of Education and Social Work at The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Keywords: Critical History, Cultural Heritage, Cultural Transformation, Decolonisation, Decolonising Academia, Diasporas, Education, Indigeneity, Language Revitalization, Language Shift

Associate Professor, Maori Studies, Te Wananga o Waipa at University of Auckland, New Zealand

Keywords: Cultural Studies, Democracy, Identity, Inter-ethnic Relations, Political Process, Post-Colonialism, Race / Racism, Self-Determination, Urban Identity, Urbanization

Professor emeritus, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie and ANU CAP CHL at Aix Marseille Uni+CNRS+EHESS--Australian Nat Uni, France

Katerina TEAIWA
Senior Lecturer, HoD of Gender, Media and Cultural Studies at Australian National University, Australia

Keywords: Phosphate, Dance, Mining and its Discontents, Landscape, Cultural Studies, Cultural Transformation, Resilience, Environment, Pacific Studies as Field of Study, Globalization

Nicholas THOMAS
Professor, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at University of Cambridge, United Kingdom


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)

Other staff, Learning Advisor at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Keywords: Cognitive Anthropology, First Contacts, Exchanges, Cosmology, Colonial Literature, Christianity, Christianisation, Myth, Personhood, Ritual Studies

Professor, Centre for Pacific and Asian Studies - Dept. of Anthropology and Development Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

Keywords: Anti-colonial, Climate Change, Colonial Discourse, Colonial Imagination, Corporations, Cultural Heritage, Identity, Indigenous Politics, Intellectual Property Rights, Land Dispute

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

Keywords: Art, Exhibitions, First Contacts, Heritage, Indigenous Christianities, Material Culture, Mission History, Museums, Tapa, Visual Anthropology

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

Associate Professor, Office of the Vice-President, Research at University of Alberta, Canada

Keywords: Biomedicine, Development, Gender, Health, Health Workers, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), Textiles / Fibre Arts, Body Theory, Mothering, Maternalisms

Adjunct/associate Researcher, President at Australia, New Zealand and Oceania Research Association, Poland

Keywords: Christianisation, Citizenship, Coconut, Development, Food and Nutrition, First Contacts, Governance, History, Identity, Library

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