Taʻiʻita! (WTF??)

My research seeks to understand the theories that people create to explain their own society and why it changes. 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 information networks connect indigenous peoples, missionaries, states and scientists in Oceania. Feel free to read more here or get in touch.