Badagi! (Give it up!)

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