ANTH 8106 Gender, Nature and Development (6 units) –Semester 2, 2015

This course engages students in an exploration of concepts and connections related to gender, nature and development. It examines these concepts via key sectoral themes, such as poverty, urbanization, education, violence, health, climate change, and migration in Asia and the Pacific.

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SSGM Undertake Research among Women Smallholder Coffee Producers

In July/August, Richard Eves and Asha Titus will undertake research on women smallholder coffee producers in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea.

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Save the date: State of the Pacific 2015 (SOTP2015)

SOTP2015 will take place over three days from 7-9 September 2015. SOTP2015 will explore ways in which Pacific islanders are seeking to shape their own futures in response to internal and external pressures...

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Papua New Guinea’s National Research Agenda

Miranda Forsyth discusses the changes to the conduct of research in PNG that are likely to stem from the National Research Agenda and advantages in the new approach to research and knowledge management.

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Information and Communication Technologies in Melanesia: Building a Research Community

A workshop recently hosted by SSGM served as a basis for the establishment of a community of practice concerning the political and social impacts of new ICT in Melanesia.

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New research on Gender Equality and Political Party Systems and Processes in Fiji

Priya Chattier has just returned from a two-day research methodology training in Bangkok which brought national lead researchers and development partners to discuss the Asia Pacific Regional Study on Gender Equality in the Political Party Systems and Processes

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Timothy Sharp

Dr Timothy Sharp joined SSGM in 2013 as a Research Fellow. He has a background in environmental planning, and completed his PhD in human geography within SSGM in 2012.

Peta Hill

Peta joined the SSGM Program in December 2010. Peta has 14 years of university and government experience in administration, and she will assist the Convenor and Executive Office in the day-to-day...

Anthony Regan

Anthony Regan is a constitutional lawyer who specialises in constitutional development as part of conflict resolution. Has lived and worked in Papua New Guinea for 15 years and in Uganda for over...
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Roannie Ng Shiu

Roannie was appointed as the Pasifika Outreach and Research Fellow in 2011. This is a joint position with SSGM and the Dean’s Office, College of Asia and the Pacific. Her current work involves...

Nicole Haley

Dr Nicole Haley joined SSGM in 2006 and was appointed Convenor of the Program in January 2010. Nicole originally came to ANU in 1994 and graduated with a PhD in Anthropology in May 2003. Her thesis...

Richard Eves

Dr Richard Eves is an anthropologist who has published widely on issues of social change in PNG. His first book, The Magical Body: Power, Fame and Meaning in a Melanesian Society (1998), is a...

Sinclair Dinnen

Dr Sinclair Dinnen joined SSGM in 1996 as a postdoctoral fellow. He has a background in socio-legal studies and completed his PhD at the Australian National University in 1996. His doctoral research...
Matthew Allen

Matthew Allen

With an academic background in human geography and political science, Matthew has lived and worked extensively in the countries of Melanesia. He has conducted long-term fieldwork in Vanuatu (1997)...
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