Dr Fraser Macdonald is one of the 2018 recipients of a prestigious Marsden Fast-Start Award. His project, Melanesia Burning: The Explosion of Pentecostalism in the Western Pacific, aims to unfold the untold story of the explosion of Pentecostalism in Melanesia in the 1970s.
In this instalment of ‘10 questions with’ we chat with Dr Susan Wardell about her recently published book, Living in the Tension: Care, Selfhood, and Wellbeing Among Faith-based Youth Workers (2018, Carolina Academic Press).
In Graduate Stories we showcase some of the outstanding graduate researchers working in various anthropology departments, or on anthropological topics, around Aotearoa New Zealand. This instalment features Kris Finlayson, who is about to submit his Masters thesis on the identity of Afrikaans-speakers’ in New Zealand’s society.
In this short piece, 2017 Kākano Fund Award Winner Jess Carter reflects on the messy identity work involved in doing research with Christians as a practising non-Christian.
Applications are invited for a lectureship in Social Anthropology to be located at Massey University's Albany Campus in Auckland. The appointee will possess a doctorate in Social or Cultural Anthropology and will have relevant research expertise in the anthropology of religion. Applications close 30 April 2018.
Pamela Stewart and Andrew Strathern are calling for book proposals for their new Routledge series, Anthropology and Cultural History in Asia and the Indo-Pacific.
Associate Professor Jeff Sissons has just been awarded a prestigious Marsden grant for his new project, The mysterious disappearance of tūāhu.
Dr Christopher M. Joll will present a public seminar, "Sufism in Thailand: From Historical Ethnography and Cultural Geography," at Victoria University of Wellington on Wednesday 6 July 2016. All welcome.
Victoria University of Wellington's Religious Studies Programme is hosting a conference investigating the relationships between Christianity and development in the Pacific. The event will be of particular interest to those with an interest in Pacific, international aid and development, anthropology, history, and religion.
This week's digest contends with issues over narratives and the ideologies that shape them.