" Ratagu" means" my name"
I am an anthropologist and an Associate
Research Fellow (equal to Associate Professor)
in the Institute
of Ethnology, Academia
I'm most interested in the relationships
between human and things in contemporary
and historic Oceania.
The goal of my research is to understand
and represent human complexity.
major field sites have been in the Langalanga Lagoon, Malaita Province,
Solomon Islands. In recent years I also explore and compare colonial modernities in Melanesia, Micronesia and Taiwan.