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Katerina Teaiwa

Katerina Teaiwa

Katerina is Pacific Studies Convener in the School of Culture, History and
Language, Head of the Pacific group of scholars in CHL, Head of the Equity
Project in CHL, and Head of the Pasifika Australia Outreach Program. She was
born and raised in Fiji and is of Banaban, I-Kiribati and African American descent.
Her research focuses on cultural policy and cultural industries in the independent
Pacific; cultural approaches to Pacific regionalism; the Pacific diaspora; and
phosphate mining history and culture on Banaba in Kiribati, Rabi Island, in Fiji
and historically in Australia and New Zealand through the work of the British
Phosphate Commissioners. You can read more about here research at the
ANU Reporter. She is a consultant with UNESCO on intercultural dialogue and
sustainable development, and Austraining International and ANU Enterprises doing cross cultural and development training for the Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development program. She also has a background in contemporary Pacific dance
and was a founding member of the Oceania Dance Theatre at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji.

澳洲國立大學(Australian National University)文化、歷史與語言學院教授,吉里巴斯Banaba島原住民。

Tuesday, 02 July 2013 16:14

The Search for Banaban Identity

The Banaban people live on Rabi Island off the coast of Vanua Levu in the northern part of Fiji. They are originally from Banaba or Ocean Island in what was the former British Colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands, and is now the separate states of the Republic of Kiribati and Republic of Tuvalu. The Banabans were moved to Fiji as the result of two major events. The first was the discovery that most of the island was made of phosphate in 1900 by a New Zealander, later knighted, Sir Albert Ellis, and the second, the Japanese occupation of the island during World War II.

Friday, 25 March 2011 11:41

Cultural policy, festivals and the performing arts in Oceania

In this presentation I explore the ways in which performing arts festivals, particularly the Festival of Pacific Arts held every four years, shapes cultural and political relations in Oceania.

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