Ryan Schram Yawahigu ana amwahao Ol rot bilong laip bilong mi (or, Curriculum vitae)

Yauwedo (Hello)

My research seeks to understand the theories people create to explain their own societies and why their societies change. My early research focused on the meaning of history in Auhelawa, an indigenous society in Papua New Guinea (PNG). My current projects deal with the development of news journalism in colonial and postcolonial PNG, and how journalists create public knowledge of difference that makes PNG’s experiments in ethnographic citizenship possible. Feel free to read more here or get in touch.

About the author

Ryan Schram is a cultural anthropologist and author of Harvests, Feasts, and Graves: Postcultural Consciousness in Contemporary Papua New Guinea (Cornell, 2018). He teaches on kinship, religion, and social theory.

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Well, it could be worse. This chapter draft could be 16,000 words. – November 23, 2021 at 06:41 AM

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