Anna-Karina Hermkens
Anna-Karina Hermkens

Anna-Karina Hermkens

Ex-combatants and Leaders of the Rosa Mystica Movement in Muguai village (South Bougainville) performing an exorcism ritual in their chapel.

Photographer, Anna-Karina Hermkens, November 2005

Areti Metuamate
Areti Metuamate

Areti Metuamate

At the Villa with ANU friends, 'Akanesi Palu-Tatafu, Fakailoatonga Taumoefolau and HRH Princess Angelika Tuku'aho during recent fieldwork.

Photographer, Villa staff member, 16 December 2012

Katherine Lepani
Katherine Lepani

Katherine Lepani

Incised strips of banana leaves drying in the sun as part of the process of making doba. The bundles of dried banana leaves are exchanged by Trobriand women in mortuary feasts.

Photographer, Katherine Lepani, 20 June 2003

Latu Latai
Latu Latai

Latu Latai

Latu's mother (right) Olivia with her older sister So'oletaua when they were both single. Here they are wearing their Girls' Brigade uniforms. Olivia later married a Church Minister and went on a mission to Papua New Guinea from 1959-1973. So'oletaua also married a Church Minister who later became the Principal of Malua Seminary in the 1980s. Private family collection.

Marata Tamaira
Marata Tamaira

Marata Tamaira

Upside down Hawaiian flags, Makapu'u Beach, Hawai'i. The upside down flag is the nautical symbol for distress and is used by Kanaka Maoli to indicate the ongoing trauma of U.S. colonialism and occupation in Hawai'i.

Photographer, Marata Tamaira, 2013

Christine Stewart
Christine Stewart

Christine Stewart

Dame Carol Kidu MP, former Papua New Guinea Minister for Community Development, attended a 'Women Against Violence' March on 24th March 2006. Here she is in the midst of a huge crowd gathered at Tabari Place, Port Moresby, to hear the speakers.

Photographer, Christine Stewart

Engendering Persons, Transforming Things: Christianities, Commodities and Individualism in Oceania is a five-year Laureate projected awarded by the Australian Research Council to Professor Margaret Jolly within the School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University. It addresses a profound and long-debated question about the historical interaction between Oceanic and western constructs of the person and contemporary controversies about the role of Christianity in the emergence of modern individualism. It is distinctive in linking the gender of persons with gendered things. It critically evaluates the role of Christianity in relation to processes of individuation emergent from the commoditisation of land, labour and consumption, biomedical systems of health and introduced legal regimes. It will significantly enhance Australia's research capacity as well as its cultural understanding and delivery of development assistance in the region, with particular regard to gender justice, law and health.

The team of staff and students is working across the region in the countries of Vanuatu (Margaret Jolly, Latu Latai), Papua New Guinea (Katherine Lepani, Latu Latai), including the autonomous region of Bougainville (Anna-Karina Hermkens), Solomon Islands (Anna-Karina Hermkens), Banaba and transnational Oceania (Katerina Teaiwa), Samoa (Latu Latai), New Zealand (Areti Metuamate) and Hawai'i (Marata Tamaira).

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