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The Bergen Pacific Studies research group includes about a dozen professors, PhD candidates, project staff and graduate students. Group members currently work in Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa, Kiribati, Palau and Hawai’i on diverse topics including gender, environment, climate change, indigenous politics, religion, cosmology, art, health, and education. The Bergen Pacific Studies research group plays an important international role, and holds a large portfolio of externally funded projects. Currently, the focus of the research group lies on the externally funded project Mare Nullius? Sea Level Rise and Maritime Sovereignty in the Pacific – An Expanded Anthropology of Climate Change.

  • Professor Edvard Hviding, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen, BPS Group Director
  • Professor Ingjerd Hoëm, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo
  • Dr. Michelle MacCarthy, Anthropology, Saint Mary’s University
  • Dr. Tammy Tabe, PACE-SD, University of the South Pacific
  • Dr. Tom Bratrud, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo
  • Ms. Ane Straume, Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen
  • Ms. Eilin Holtan Torgersen, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen
  • Ms. Camilla Borrevik, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen
  • Ms. Nora Haukali, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen