Bergen Pacific Studies Research Group

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Cicia Island, Fiji 2020

The Bergen Pacific Studies research group includes about a dozen professors, PhD candidates, project staff and master's students. Group members work or have worked in Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Palau, Marshall Islands, and Hawai'i on diverse topics including gender, environment, climate change, indigneous politics, diplomacy, religion, cosmology, art, health, and education. The Bergen Pacific Studies plays an important international role, has a global network of research partnerships, and over almost twenty years has maintained a consistently large portofolio of externally funded projects. Currently, the focus lies in the interdisciplinary project Island Lives, Ocean States: Sea Level Rise and Maritime Sovereignty in the Pacific - An Expanded Anthropology of Climate Change, and in the Norway-Pacific Ocean-Climate Scholarship Programme (N-POC), an ambitious partnership with the University of the South Pacific, involving bilateral PhD training at several faculties of the University of Bergen.