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Martin Blaszczyk
Communications & Outreach Manager
Administration

Martin is the Communications and Outreach Manager for the Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language.

Helen Abbott
PhD Candidate
Anthropology

Helen is a PhD Candidate in Anthropology at ANU. Her research explores what it means for people to inhabit a marine environment on Ataúro Island, in East Timor. In particular she is interested in...

Myra Mentari Abubakar
PhD Candidate
Gender, Media and Cultural Studies

Myra is currently a PhD Candidate at the Schoolof 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 is...

Matthew Adeleye
PhD Students
Archaeology and Natural History

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

Dinith Adikari
PhD Candidate
Anthropology

Dinith is PhD candidate at the School.

Jade Aikman
PhD Candidate
Gender, Media and Cultural Studies

Jade is a PhD Candidate at the School

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-...

Joanne Allen
Director EA & Administration Officer
Linguistics

Joanne is the Director EA & Administration Officer for the Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language.

Mitiana Arbon
PhD Candidate
Gender, Media and Cultural Studies

Research and Academic Background

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

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 Lecturer in the School of Culture, History and Language at the Australian National University. She is also the Deputy Director of the South Asia Research Institute (SARI) and the...

Umar Assegaf
PhD candidate
Anthropology

Supervisor Dr Andrew McWilliam Topic TBA

Simon Avenell
Associate Professor
Pacific and Asian History

Trained in History and Asian Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, Simon Avenell is an associate professor and director of the Japan Institute at the Australian National University...

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...

Zurab Baratashvili
PhD Students
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...

Joanna Barrkman
PhD Candidate
Anthropology

Joanna is a PhD Candidate at the School

Phillip Beaumont
PhD Students
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...

Markus Bell
PhD candidate
Anthropology

Supervisor Dr Andrew Kipnis Topic; Imagining 'Us' Above and Beyond Borders: An account of the emerging North Korea Diaspora in Northeast Asia

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...

Mike Bourke
Visiting Fellows

Visiting Fellow

Cindy Bradley
Business Support Officer
Administration

Cindy Bradley

Corey Bresnan
Administrative Assistant
Linguistics

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