Katerina Teaiwa

Katerina Teaiwa

Associate Professor
Gender, Media and Cultural Studies


Bachelor of Science (Santa Clara University), MA Pacific Islands Studies (University of Hawai'i), PhD Anthropology (ANU)
Contact details
P: 6125 0857
Building: Baldessin Precinct Building
Associate Professor Katerina Teaiwa

Katerina Teaiwa is Associate Professor in Pacific Studies and Gender, Media and Cultural Studies in the School of Culture, History & Language at ANU. She has a background in anthropology, history, Pacific Islands studies, dance, visual arts, and the natural sciences, and is author of _Consuming Ocean Island: stories of people and phosphate from Banaba_ (Indiana University Press, 2015). Elements of her multi-media exhibition Project Banaba have been shown in Sydney, Napier, Hong Kong, and are upcoming in Auckland in 2021. She is currently Deputy Director HDR Training, in CHL, Co-Chair of the Oceania Working Party of the Australian Dictionary of Biography and Vice-President of the Australian Association for Pacific Studies. She is leading one of CHL’s flagship projects on Decolonising the Academy: trans-Indigenous approaches.

Beyond ANU and her academic work, she is on the Board of the Pacific Cooperation Foundation of Aotearoa, New Zealand.

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