Denghua Zhang on Pacific Studies in China

Denghua Zhang of DPA talks to Journal of Pacific History regarding Pacific Studies in China.

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Denghua Zhang

Research on Family Protection Orders in Papua New Guinea

The Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) is conducting research on how Family Protection Orders are being used in Papua New Guinea.

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by Lindy Kanan

DPA hosts the most diverse Pacific Research Colloquium ever

This year, the PRC took place between 25th November to 6th December 2019 and had researchers from Cook Islands, Fiji, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Papua New...

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PRC 2019 batch

DPA congratulates two graduating PhD students

On 12 December two DPA students, Claire Cronin and Ellen Kulumbu were awarded PhDs at a ceremony at Llewellyn Hall, ANU.

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Claire Cronin and Ellen Kulumbu

Meet DPA PhD candidate Eliorah Malifa

The Department of Pacific Affairs’ PhD students come from across Australia and the region. Meet Eliorah Malifa who is doing a thesis on filmmaking in the...

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Eliorah Malifa

The Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) (formerly known as the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia program) is the leading international centre for applied multidisciplinary research and analysis concerning contemporary state, society and governance in Melanesia and the broader Pacific. Situated within the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, DPA seeks to set the international standard for scholarship on the region.

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Students undertaking a post-graduate research degree, graduate course work and undergraduate studies with DPA work under the guidance of some of the world’s leading experts on Melanesia and the wider Pacific. As a student, you will have access to cutting edge research that reflects the contemporary reality of the region.

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James Batley

James Batley joined Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs in 1984. In the early part of his career he was posted to Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. From 1997-1999 he was Australia’s High Commissioner...

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Vicki Luker

I work for The Journal of Pacific History and lecture in Pacific and Asian History at the Department of Pacific Affairs within the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University.

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Rochelle Bailey

Rochelle-Lee Bailey

Rochelle Bailey, joined DPA as a Research Fellow to work on labour migration issues. Rochelle has conducted eight years of ethnographic research on Pacific labour mobility while researching New Zealand’s Recognised...

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Douglas Porter

Dr Doug Porter is Honorary Professor, Department of Pacific Affairs, College of Asia and the Pacific. He graduated with a Masters First Class Honours from the University of Waikato, and was awarded the Sir John...

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Roannie Ng Shiu

Roannie was appointed as the Pasifika Outreach and Research Fellow in 2011. This is a joint position with DPA and the Dean’s Office, College of Asia and the Pacific. Her current work involves providing academic...

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