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daryl adair is an associate professor of sport management at the University of Technology–Sydney, with a particular interest in “race,” ethnicity, and indigeneity in sport.

niko besnier is professor of cultural anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology of the University of Amsterdam. His latest two books are titled On the Edge of the Global: Modern Anxieties in a Pacific Island Nation (Stanford University Press, 2011) and Gender on the Edge: Transgender, Gay, and Other Pacific Islanders (coedited, University of Hawai‘i Press, 2014). With funding from the European Research Council and the involvement of seven junior researchers, he is currently directing a five-year project on the global circulation of professional and aspiring athletes across three sports.

domenica gisella calabrò received her PhD in cultural anthropology at the University of Messina, Italy, investigating the role of rugby in the process of Māori identity definition. Current research interests include indigenous studies and methodologies. She is an adjunct fellow with the Department of Modern Civilization and Classical Traditional Studies at the University of Messina.

david chappell is professor of Pacific Islands history at the University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa. He studies maritime, twentieth and twenty-first century, and francophone Oceania. His new book, The Kanak Awakening: The Rise of Nationalism in New Caledonia (University of Hawai‘i Press, 2013), is the latest volume of the Pacific Islands Monograph Series.

julien clément is deputy director of the research and higher education department at the Musée du quai Branly in Paris. He received his PhD in anthropology at Aix-Marseille Université studying rugby in Sāmoa and held a postdoctoral position at the University of California–San Diego for two years with a fellowship from the Fondation Fyssen in Paris. His research focuses on globalization, embodiment, culture, and cognition.

jon fraenkel is professor in comparative politics at Victoria University of Wellington. He previously worked at the Australian National University in Canberra and at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji. He specializes in the politics of divided societies, electoral systems, Pacific Islands politics, and the economic history of Oceania. [End Page 589]

christina ting kwauk received her PhD in comparative and international development education at the University of Minnesota, studying the gendered intersections of sport, education, and development in Sāmoa and American Sāmoa. She has published peer-reviewed articles on a range of topics in health, sport, and education and is currently engaged in writing projects on masculinities and globalization and on policy-practice disjunctures in international development.

david lakisa is a PhD candidate from the University of Technology–Sydney, currently researching Pasifika diaspora in Australian rugby league. He has worked as a secondary health and physical education teacher and Pacific Islander coaching and development officer for New South Wales Rugby League. David’s current research interests include organizational culture, diversity management, and Pasifika studies.

d keali‘i mackenzie is a reference librarian at Hamilton Library at the University of Hawai‘i–Mānoa. In 2012 he received his master’s in library science from UH Mānoa and is currently pursuing an MA with the Center for Pacific Islands Studies. His research interests include spoken word and slam poetry in the Pacific, Native Hawaiian and Pacific librarianship, queer Pacific studies, and Pacific literature.

nic maclellan works as a journalist and researcher in the Pacific Islands. He is a correspondent for Islands Business magazine and a contributor to other regional media. He is coauthor of La France dans le Pacifique: De Bougainville à Moruroa (Paris: Editions La Découverte, 1992); After Moruroa: France in the South Pacific (New York: Ocean Press, 1998); and Kirisimasi (Suva: Pacific Concerns Resource Centre, 1999).

tom mountjoy is currently a research associate at the Bergen Pacific Studies Research Group. He received his doctorate in social anthropology at the University of Bergen focusing on the role of sporting practice in Solomon Islands. Current research interests include the history of colonialism and masculinity in Melanesia as well as biocultural anthropology with a focus on epistemologies of health and physicality throughout the Pacific.

gordon leua nanau is a lecturer in politics at the University of the South Pacific, Fiji, where he teaches...


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