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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-...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Judith Cameron
ARC Future Fellow
Archaeology and Natural History

My research focus is archaeological textiles, a generic term for a wide range of prehistoric fibre artefacts including cordage, basketry, matting and textiles and the tools used to produce them....

Professor Hyaeweol Choi Hyaeweol Choi
Professor
Gender, Media and Cultural Studies

My research interests are in the areas of gender, culture, religion and diaspora. I have published books and articles on such topics as the genealogy of modern womanhood in the encounters between...

Geoffrey Clark
Associate Professor and Head of Department
Archaeology and Natural History

Analytical expertise: I have expertise in zooarchaeology, the chemical study of artefacts, laser mapping, remote sensing and statistical analysis. Zooarchaeology: My early postgraduate training...

Thomas Cliff
Postdoctoral Fellow
Pacific and Asian History

Tom Cliff is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Culture, History and Language at the Australian National University. He is one of a small team of researchers looking into "Informal Life...

Assa Doron
Associate Professor & ARC Future Fellow
Anthropology

Assa Doron joined ANU in August 2007. He obtained his BA in History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and PhD in social anthropology from La Trobe University, Melbourne. He recently...

Bethwyn Evans
Lecturer
Linguistics

Bethwyn Evans’ research and teaching focuses on Austronesian languages of the Pacific and the historical development of linguistic structures. Since 2004, she has worked on the Marovo language,...

Nicholas Evans Nicholas Evans
Professor
Linguistics

Nicholas Evans' focus is the diversity of human language and what this can tell us about the nature of language, culture, deep history, and the possibilities of the human mind. He is especially...

Shengyu Fan
Lecturer
East Asian Studies

B.A. (1997) and M. A. (2000) in College of Foreign Languages, Fujian Normal University

Ph.D. (2003) in Chinese Department, Beijing Normal University

Jack Fenner Jack Fenner
Research Fellow and Research Lab Manager
Archaeology and Natural History

Archaeology, Stable Isotopes, GIS/GPS, Quantitative Methods.

Research and Publications

Jane Ferguson
Lecturer
Anthropology

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Dr Peter Friedlander Peter Friedlander
Senior Lecturer
South and Southeast Asian Studies

Peter Friedlander learned Hindi in Varanasi India in 1977-1982. He then studied at SOAS and did a PhD on the life and works of the medieval Hindi poet-saint Ravidas in 1991. He has taught Hindi...

Murray Garde
Research Felllow
Linguistics

Murray Garde's research is largely focused on the ethnography of communication in western and central-north Arnhem...

Kenneth George Kenneth George
Professor
Anthropology

Ken joined the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific in 2013 as Professor of Anthropology and Director of the School...

Mark Gibeau
Lecturer
East Asian Studies

My PhD explored the interaction of politics, urbanisation and subjectivity in the fiction of the Japanese novelist Abe Kôbô (1924-1993). While I am continuing to work on this project I have also...

Simon Haberle Simon Haberle
Acting Director; Professor
Archaeology and Natural History

Simon completed his PhD at ANU on the Late Quaternary Environmental History of the Tari Basin, Papua New Guinea, in...

Tim Hassall
Senior Lecturer
South and Southeast Asian Studies

Tim convenes and teaches courses on Indonesian language and translation.His main research interests are (i) second language pragmatics and (ii) second language acquisition in study abroad contexts...

Stuart Hawkins
Postdoctoral Fellow
Archaeology and Natural History

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