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Professor Rosita Henry


  • Bio/Profile
  • Professor Rosita Henry is an anthropologist whose research concerns the political economy of public performances, cultural festivals, heritage claims and disputes, land tenure conflict and the relationship between Indigenous peoples and the state. In that regard, she has worked, and continues to work, on a number of related research projects, with particular ethnographic focus on peoples and societies in the tropical north of Australia and in Papua New Guinea. She is a Fellow of the Australian Anthropological Society and of the Royal Anthropological Institute. She has ARC Discovery funding for the study of ageing among diaspora Papua New Guinean families and from the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department for native title anthropologists.