Category Archives: Profiles

Profile of academic or institution involved in Pacific-related research

Priya Chattier joined SSGM as a Pacific Research Fellow

The ANU Pacific Institute would like to welcome Dr Priya Chattier who has recently joined the State Society & Governance in Melanesia Program as a Pacific Research Fellow. Priya’s work is located at the intersections of academic and activist work on gender … Continue reading

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Kindred spirits

by JAMES GIGGACHER. A five-year research project on the spread of Christianity in the Pacific is revealing just how much of the human spirit is common to both ‘the West’ and Oceania. “Jolly, who is now a professor of anthropology, … Continue reading

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Five Questions with Katerina Teaiwa

Pacific Studies Co-Convener at The Australian National University and President of the Australian Association for Pacific Studies Dr. Katerina Teaiwa talks with Rosemary Pennington about her current work as a fellow with Indiana University’s Framing the Global initiative and how her project Indigenous Peoples and the … Continue reading

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Vale: Pam Zeplin

(left to right): Fijian artists Daren Kamali, Josie Crick and the late Pamela Zeplin at the 2012 Festival of Pacific Arts, Honiara. I have just received the very sad news that Dr. Pamela Zeplin, Senior Lecturer, School of Art, Architecture … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Dr Budi Hernawan OFM !

[Br Budi with Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and fellow ANU graduate Rika Korain.] Congratulations to Dr Budi Hernawan for his July graduation for a wonderful PhD thesis, From the Theatre of Torture to the Theatre of Peace: The Politics of … Continue reading

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Welcome, Grant Walton!

In April this year, Grant Walton joined the Crawford School of Public Policy’s Development Policy Centre as a Research Fellow. Grant joins the ANU after having completed his PhD in 2012. Grant’s PhD thesis, undertaken in the Department of Resource … Continue reading

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Prof. Nick Evans awarded ARC Laureate Fellowship

Professor Nicholas Evans has just been awarded an ARC Laureate Fellowship to pursue research on “the wellsprings of linguistic diversity”. His project “tackles the riddle of why there are so many languages in parts of the world like Australia and … Continue reading

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Oceania Group – University of the Third Age (U3A)

[Photo: Dr Henry Ivarature (far left), from the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), addresses the U3A Oceania Group on “Democracy and Regionalism in the Pacific”.] by Judy Johnson, Acting Coordinator, Oceania Group of the U3A (ACT). The Oceania … Continue reading

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Vale Dennis O’Rourke (1945-2013)

The friends and colleagues of Dennis O’Rourke are deeply saddened by the death of one of the greatest documentary makers of his generation. Dennis died of cancer on June 15 in his home in Cairns surrounded by his partner Tracey … Continue reading

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Vale Helen Hughes (1928-2013)

Helen came to The Australian National University in 1983, a whirlwind of ideas and action. She was on a mission to create the university’s first graduate school and to anchor it in the economics of development with a primary focus on the Asia Pacific region, and with a strong contingent of overseas students. I met her then. Initially the university was not impressed – not about the idea of a […] Continue reading

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Welcome, Salmah Eva-Lina Lawrence!

Salmah Eva-Lina is a new PhD Candidate in Gender, Sexuality and Culture. She left a decade long career with a global business advisory firm leading risk management practices in London, New York and Sydney to undertake work in international and … Continue reading

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Vanuatu Community says farewell to Prof. Darrell Tryon

The Government and people of the Republic of Vanuatu were represented at the recent funeral of Professor Darrell Tryon. “Darrell was always a good friend to the people of Vanuatu, and was a great contributor to the building of our nation,” … Continue reading

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Vale: Karina May Taylor (1979 – 2013)

Photo: Karina in the ANU’s Pacific Research Archive with Ms Josepha Joseph-Kapa (Head of Archives and the New Guinea Collection at the Michael Somare Library, University of Papua New Guinea). Karina Taylor, the former Archivist at the Pacific Research Archives of … Continue reading

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Outrigger banners: Micronesian canoe in ANU Menzies Library

This small canoe demonstrates two of the most striking features of Micronesian (and some Polynesian) canoes.

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Tribute to the late Professor Darrell Tryon (1942-2013)

by Emeritus Professor Malcolm Ross, Pacific Linguistics, ANU. Emeritus Professor Darrell Tryon, longtime researcher into the languages of Vanuatu, the Solomons and the Loyalty Islands, died in Canberra on Wednesday 15th May at the age of 70. Darrell had been … Continue reading

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