Our warm congratulations to go longstanding ASAA/NZ member Jacqui Leckie, who has recently been appointed as the Victoria University of Wellington Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies, JD Stout Fellow for 2018.
A/Prof Jacqui Leckie is a foundational member of anthropological research in the Pacific and South Asia, with expertise in migration and diaspora studies; colonial psychiatry; medical history; gender; ethnicity; development studies; and the anthropology of work. She worked at the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Otago for 27 years until she was made redundant among staff cuts last year.
As the 2018 JD Stout Fellow she will work on a new project, “Mental Notes: Illness and Wellness in New Zealand’s Former Pacific Territories”, which will examine the entanglement of indigenous Pacific cultures and New Zealand colonial health practices, policy and discourse. You can read more about her project here.