robert bino received his PhD in resource management at the Australian National University in 2016. His thesis, “Conservation and Development Options of the Kokoda Track and the Surrounding Region,” is a historical analysis of the political ecology of tourism, conservation, and development along the most visited tourist site in Papua New Guinea, drawing on over twenty years working with, and managing, environmental conservation organizations in Papua New Guinea. Dr Bino has published about conservation, mining, cassowary conservation, and the New Guinea Singing Dog.
volker boege is a peace researcher and historian, an honorary research fellow at the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland, codirector of the Peace and Conflict Studies Institute Australia in Brisbane, and a senior research fellow at the Toda Peace Institute, Tokyo. His main fields of work are post-conflict peacebuilding and state formation, and environmental degradation and conflict; his main regional area of expertise is Oceania. He has published numerous journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, and books on peace and conflict studies as well as on German contemporary history.
rebecca bogiri holds a PhD in economics from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China. She is currently the senior national facilitator for the phama Plus Program, an aid for trade program funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Vanuatu. Her research interests include foreign aid, China’s presence in the Pacific Islands, and the political economy of Pacific Island countries.
mathias chauchat is a professor of public law at the University of New Caledonia and an expert on the legal and constitutional complexities that govern the French territory’s institutions and statutes.
steffen dalsgaard is associate professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He holds a PhD in anthropology based on long-term ethnographic fieldwork in Manus, Papua New Guinea, which especially focused on state and leadership. Currently he is researching how the datafication and commodification of carbon affects everyday lives and values in Northern Europe. He edited the volume Time and the Field (with Morten Nielsen; Berghahn, 2015) and has published widely in anthropology and Pacific studies journals.
hannah fair has a MSc in environment, politics, and society and a PhD in human geography from University College London. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher in anthropology at Brunel University, exploring interspecies ethics and care as part of a European Research Council–funded project, “Refiguring Conservation in/for ‘the Anthropocene’: The Global Lives of the Orangutan.” Her research interests include climate justice movements and religious responses to climate change in the Pacific Island region, the anthropocene, wildlife conservation, and extinction.
ian fookes, a professional teaching fellow and honorary academic in the School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics at the University of Auckland, is developing his PhD thesis into a book entitled Victor Segalen: Exotisme, Altérité,Transcendance, which traces the evolution of a French poet’s conception of exoticism and diversity at the beginning of the twentieth century. Ian’s research explores identity construction through cross-cultural encounter and travel writing, while studying multiculturalism and the role literature and poetry can play in facing the effects of climate change.
joseph daniel foukona is an assistant professor at the University of Hawai‘i–Mānoa. His research interests are law and development, land tenure issues, climate change and relocation/resettlement, Pacific history, South Pacific legal systems, property law, and equity and trust law.
budi hernawan is a political anthropologist with research interests in peace-building, human rights, and the anthropology of violence in Southeast Asia and the Pacific, especially Papua where he worked and lived for twelve years. He teaches anthropology at Driyarkara School of Philosophy in Jakarta. He was a visiting fellow at the Australian National University (anu) and the University of Melbourne as well as a postdoctoral fellow at anu and at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (kitlv). His recent publications include Torture and Peacebuilding in Indonesia: The Case of Papua (Routledge, 2018) and the chapter “Confronting Politics of Death in Papua” in Routledge Handbook of Public Criminologies (Routledge, 2020).
patrick kaiku currently teaches in the Political...