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Current Doctoral Research Students

Sylvia Cockburn

  • Sylvia CockburnResearch Student
  • EmailS.Cockburn@uea.ac.uk
  • Region of Interest Oceania
  • Research Interests Contemporary Pacific art, heritage collections, community engagement, anthropology of museums
  • PhD Thesis Rethinking relationships: museums and contemporary Pacific artists
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Heather Donoghue

  • Heather DonoghuePhD Candidate
  • Emailh.donoghue@uea.ac.uk
  • Region of Interest Oceania
  • Research Interests Art and anthropology of Melanesia and the Pacific more generally; history of collections; museum ethnography.
  • PhD Thesis Material Biographies: Agency, Identity and Meanings in the Collections from the Cooke Daniels Ethnographical Expedition to British New Guinea 1903-4.
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Catherine Elliott

  • Catherine ElliottPhD Candidate
  • Emailcatherine.elliott@uea.ac.uk
  • Region of Interest Africa
  • Research Interests The art of Southern Africa and more generally of Africa; museum collections; the history of collecting; ethnography; archive; provenance; biographies; international exhibitions; representation; colonialism; South African history; early photography; materiality; agency; the art market.
  • PhD Thesis 'Recovering the indigenous presence from the colonial archive: the South Africa collection at the British Museum’
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Craig Halliday

  • Craig HallidayPhD Candidate
  • Emailcraig.halliday@uea.ac.uk
  • Region of Interest Africa
  • Research Interests Contemporary art from Africa, art and social change, culture and development.
  • PhD Thesis Culture and democratisation in Kenya: the visual arts in Nairobi since 1980
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Katrina Igglesden

  • Katrina IgglesdenPhD Candidate
  • EmailK.Igglesden@uea.ac.uk
  • Region of Interest Oceania
  • PhD Thesis Traditionally contemporary?: the transformation of meaning, use and significance of Fijian barkcloth, 1800 to present
  • Education MPhil University of Cambridge
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Shiura Jaufar

  • Shiura JaufarPhD Candidate
  • Emails.jaufar@uea.ac.uk
  • Region of Interest Africa
  • Research Interests History and archaeology of Maldives, Indian Ocean trade, Pottery, culture Heritage of Maldives, World Heritage, Islamic Archaeology, Maritime archaeology.
  • PhD Thesis An Archaeological Study of the Maldive Islands: Investigating the Islamic Period Settlements
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Amy King

  • Amy KingResearch Student
  • EmailAmelia.King@uea.ac.uk
  • Region of Interest Africa
  • Research Interests The art of Central Africa; colonial histories of the DR Congo; histories of Christianity; ethnography, collecting and early photographic practices; missionary projects in Central Africa, materiality and exchange; museum collections and archives
  • PhD Thesis Collecting the Congo: Histories of exchange in Baptist Missions c.1885 – 1915
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Claire Mcgee

  • Claire McgeeResearch Student
  • Emailc.mcgee@uea.ac.uk
  • Region of Interest Africa
  • Research Interests The arts and anthropology of Africa; subcultural studies, material culture studies; costuming and performance
  • PhD thesis An Exploration of the Marok Subculture of Botswana (working title)
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Cléa Moulin

  • Cléa MoulinPhD Candidate
  • Emailc.moulin@uea.ac.uk
  • Region of Interest America
  • Research Interests Andean archaeology, preservation issues of cultural heritage sites, landscape archaeology, GIS, digital archaeology (3D modeling, 3D reconstruction), aerial archaeology.
  • PhD Thesis Exploring the Chronological and Social Occupation of Tambo Colorado, Pisco Valley, Peru.
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Giulia Nazzaro

  • Giulia NazzaroPhD Candidate
  • Emailg.nazzaro@uea.ac.uk
  • Region of Interest America
  • Research Interests Anthropology of photography; anthropology of art; visual anthropology; history of photography; photographic practices; gender and queer studies; archive; material culture; art and agency; biographies; representation; theory and practice.
  • PhD Thesis What does lesbian photography do? An ethnographic inquiry into the construction of photography, genders and sexualities among lesbian and queer communities of New York City from the 1970s until the present”. (Working title)
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Bolaji Owoseni

  • Bolaji OwoseniResearch Student
  • Emailb.owoseni@uea.ac.uk
  • Region of Interest Africa
  • Research Interest West African Archeology, Settlement studies, Ethno archaeology, Community engagement, Culture and development
  • PhD thesis Archeology of Okesuna area of the Ilorin region, Kwara State, North Central, Nigeria’
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Amelie Roussillon

  • Amelie RoussillonPhD Candidate
  • EmailA.Roussillon@uea.ac.uk
  • Region of Interest Oceania
  • Research Interests Arts and anthropology of Oceania; history of collections; museum ethnography; archives; museum practice
  • PhD Thesis From Papua New Guinea to European museums: revaluation of the trajectories of Abelam collections (working title)
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Rachel Smith

  • Rachel SmithResearch Student
  • Emailr.mcnairsmith@uea.ac.uk
  • Region of Interest Oceania
  • Research Interests Oceanic art and material culture, especially Papua New Guinea and Australia, and body adornment, museum anthropology, collecting and history of collections, representation and contemporary Pacific art
  • PhD Thesis Collecting south-east New Guinea: 'ornaments' and body adornments in UK museums
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Sarah Tamashiro

  • Sarah TamashiroResearch Student
  • Emails.tamashiro@uea.ac.uk
  • Region of Interest Oceania
  • Research Interest Museum collections and archives, Hawaiian language archives, maritime trade, ninteenth-century Hawaiʻi, barkcloth (kapa), fashion studies
  • PhD Thesis Kapukapu: Self-fashioning and Creativity in Nineteenth-century Hawaiʻi
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Caroline van-Santen

  • Caroline van-SantenPhD Candidate
  • Emailc.van-santen@uea.ac.uk
  • Region of Interest Oceania
  • Research Interests Polynesian history and cultures, contact history, ethnohistory, material culture studies, museum ethnography, object histories, present-day artisans and artists
  • PhD Thesis Dutch visitors on Nuku Hiva, 1825: a contact history and material culture study
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