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Safdar Abbas
PhD student
Pacific and Asian History

Safdar is currently a PhD Candidate at the School of Culture History and Language.

Helen Abbott
PhD Candidate
Anthropology

Helen is currently a PhD Candidate at the School of Culture History and Language. Her research explores what it means for people to inhabit a marine environment on Ataúro Island, in East Timor. In...

Myra Mentari Abubakar
PhD Candidate
Gender, Media and Cultural Studies

Myra is currently a PhD Candidate at the School of Culture History and Language. Her dissertation is on: "Tjut Nyak Din, a Study of Female Heroism in the Land of Sharia" and examines how heroism...

Matthew Adeleye
PhD Candidate
Archaeology and Natural History

Matthew is currently a PhD Candidate at the School of Culture, History and Language.

Dinith Adikari
PhD Candidate
Anthropology

Dinith Adikari is a PhD Candidate at the School of Culture, History and Language. His research focuses on the...

Dr Grant Aiton Grant Aiton
Research Fellow
Linguistics

Dr Grant Aiton is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language and the School of Culture, History & Language at the Australian National...

Dr Tomoko Akami Tomoko Akami
Associate Professor
Pacific and Asian History

She is currently working on an ARC project on 'Empire and Global Health Governance', examining the League of Nations Health Organization's operations in Asia and the Pacific region in the inter-...

Tasnia Alam Tasnia Alam
Education Support Officer
Administration

Tasnia, the Education Support Officer at CHL, is currently on extended leave until the end of 2021.

Joanne Allen
Director EA & Operations Coordinator for the C
Administration

Joanne is the Director EA & Operations Coordinator for the Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language

Suzy Andrew Suzy Andrew
School Manager
Administration

Suzy is the CHL School Manager, but she is currently on secondment to JCSMR until November 2021.

Mitiana Arbon
PhD Candidate
Gender, Media and Cultural Studies

Mitiana is an indigenous Pacific Studies scholar completing his PhD thesis on Pacific Art, under the supervision of...

Dr Wayan Arka Wayan Arka
Fellow
Linguistics

Areas of expertise

  • Computational Linguistics
  • Language In Culture And Society (Sociolinguistics)
  • Indonesian Languages
  • Language In Time And Space (Incl....
Dr Meera Ashar Meera Ashar
Lecturer
Pacific and Asian History

Meera Ashar is a historian of ideas at the School of Culture, History and Language at the Australian National University. Her research interests lie at the intersection of history, political...

Professor Simon Avenell Simon Avenell
Professor
Pacific and Asian History

Simon Avenell is Professor in the School of Culture, History, and Language and Associate Dean (Higher Degrees by Research), ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. He specializes in modern Japanese...

Associate Professor Christopher Ballard Chris Ballard
Associate Professor
Pacific and Asian History

My current interests revolve around indigenous Melanesian historicities - their transformation through cross-cultural encounters; their representation through various media, including film and...

Gouri Banerji
Communications and Outreach Coordinator
Administration

Gouri is the Communications and Outreach Coordinator at the ANU School of Culture, History & Language (CHL). As a passionate storyteller, Gouri is driven to represent CHL and showcase its...

Zurab Baratashvili
PhD Candidate
Linguistics

Zurab is currently a PhD Candidate at the School of Culture, History and Language.

Dr Ruth Barraclough Ruth Barraclough
Senior Lecturer
Pacific and Asian History

I recently completed my book Factory Girl Literature: Sexuality, Violence and Representation in Industrializing Korea, on the figure of the factory girl in twentieth-century Korean literature. An...

danielle barth Danielle Barth
Lecturer
Linguistics

Danielle Barth is a Postdoctoral Fellow.

Areas of expertise Linguistics Linguistic Structures (Incl. Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)

Research interests Typology, Complex...

Phillip Beaumont
PhD Candidate
Archaeology and Natural History

Phillip is currently a PhD Candidate at the School of Culture, History and Language.

Stuart Bedford
ARC Future Fellow
Archaeology and Natural History

The fieldwork focus of my research over the last fifteen years has been the islands of Vanuatu, in the southwestern Pacific. Research issues that have been addressed at both a local and regional...

Dr Shameem Black Shameem Black
Fellow
Gender, Media and Cultural Studies

I joined the Australian National University from the United States, where I received my PhD from Stanford University and served as an Assistant Professor of postcolonial literature in the English...

Clara Boulanger
PhD Candidate
Archaeology and Natural History

Clara is currently a PhD candidate at the School of Culture, History and Language at ANU in a co-tutelle program with the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle in France, and under the supervision...

Sally Brockwell
Research Fellow
Archaeology and Natural History

Currently I am involved in several multi-disciplinary collaborative projects: ARC Linkage led by Macquarie University with Partner Organization Rio Tinto Alcan, investigating earth mounds at Weipa...

Adam Broinowski
Research fellow and Lecturer (Honorary)
Pacific and Asian History

Dr Adam Broinowski specialises in interdisciplinary research in modern and contemporary history of East Asia (...

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