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.