Personal profile

Research interests

I am a socio-cultural anthropologist specializing in environmental anthropology and political ecology. My research focuses on human-environmental relations, land use and the politics of natural resources. I am particularly interested in tropical horticulture, agrarian change, space and place, territorialization, state formation and the articulation of different value systems. My area of specialization is Melanesia, and I have conducted long-term fieldwork in the Pomio District of East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea.

Fields of Science

  • 5143 Social and cultural anthropology
  • Melanesia
  • Papua New Guinea
  • political ecology
  • political economy
  • land use
  • swidden horticulture
  • natural resources
  • value
  • state formation
  • space and place
  • logging
  • conservation
  • industrial agriculture
  • class