Kate Barclay teaches international studies at the University of Technology Sydney. Her current research is on global commodity chains in tuna industries, both the canned variety and fresh tuna consumed as sashimi in Japan. Previously she has worked on tuna as a resource for economic development for Pacific Islands countries as a postdoctoral fellowship project at the Crawford School at the Australian National University.
Lorenz Gonschor was born in Germany, where he studied anthropology, political science, and history. He obtained a master's degree in Pacific Islands studies in 2008 from the University of Hawai'i-Manoa with a thesis comparing the institutional history of and future political prospects for Hawai'i, French Polynesia, and Rapa Nui; he is currently a PhD student in political science at the same institution. His research interests include historical and contemporary politics of Polynesia, especially Hawai'i, French Polynesia, and Rapa Nui.
John R Haglelgam is a regent professor at the national campus of the College of Micronesia-FSM in Palikir, where he teaches government, politics, and history of Micronesia. Mr Haglelgam was the second president of the Federated States of Micronesia, from 1987 to 1991. He holds a master of arts in political science from the University of Hawai'i-Mānoa, as well as a master's in public administration from John Fitzgerald Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
David W Kupferman holds a PhD in education and a certificate in Pacific Islands studies from the University of Hawai'i-Mānoa. His current research interests include crossing disciplinary boundaries between Pacific studies, philosophy, and educational sociology in order to open up spaces in which to consider alternative conditions of possibility in terms of political and ethical self-determination. He has lived and worked in the Marshall Islands since 2004.
Hapakuke Pierre Leleivai teaches French, history, and geography at the Lano Alofivai secondary school on Wallis Island. He has a master's degree in history from the University of Franche-Comté Besançon and was an East-West Center fellowship recipient in 2001. His research interests include ancient and modern history of the Pacific, especially Western Polynesia; oral traditions; and the nation-building concept in Oceania.
Kelly G Marsh is currently researching Micronesian heritage and conservation issues as a PhD candidate in cultural heritage studies in the School of Environmental [End Page 229] Sciences at Charles Sturt University, Albury-Thurgoona, Australia. Her doctoral work builds on her BA degrees in anthropology and history and MA in Micronesian studies from the University of Guam, her experience as the former vice-chair for the Guam Historic Preservation Review Board, and her work on Guam as an instructor of Guam history at the university and high school levels.
Samuel F McPhetres (MA 1962, Centre Européen Universitaire, Nancy, France) is a member of the Social Science and Fine Arts Department of Northern Marianas College in Saipan. Following several years of international work with the Peace Corps, he settled in the Northern Marianas to work for the trust territory government in political education, creation and management of the trust territory archives, and coordination of international organizations. Besides contributing the TCP political review of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands since this journal's inception, he has written a civics textbook for Northern Marianas secondary schools and coauthored a history textbook for the Republic of Palau.
Margaret Mutu is professor of Maōri studies at the University of Auckland and is of Ngāti Kahu, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Whatua, and Scottish descent. With a PhD in Māori studies and linguistics from the University of Auckland, her research interests include recording and translating oral traditions; Polynesian linguistics; and Maōri resource management, conservation practices, Treaty of Waitangi claims against the Crown, and Māori-Chinese interactions. She has published three books and many articles; her latest book, The State of Māori Rights (2011), is an expanded, updated, and annotated compilation of her reviews of Maōri issues for The Contemporary Pacific from 1995 to 2009.
Benedicta Rousseau was trained in social anthropology at the University of Auckland and completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge in 2004. She has pursued ethnographic...