Contributors to Intersections
Issue 33

Felicity Aulino is a medical anthropologist and ethnographic filmmaker, with primary area specialization in Thailand and a research focus on care for the elderly—particularly in relation to public health related statecraft, international humanitarian intervention, and caregiver subjectivity. She received her PhD in Anthropology from Harvard University in 2012 and her MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health. She is currently a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Five College Consortium Program in Culture, Health, and Science.

Tanya Caulfield was awarded her PhD in the field of Anthropology by the University of Queensland. Her doctoral research considered different female sexualities and lived experiences with regard to unmarried women in India. She obtained her Masters degree, which focused on the dowry violence phenomenon in India, from Monash University in the field of Women's Studies. Tanya has worked with many women's organisations and NGOs in India and several international humanitarian and development agencies, undertaking research on humanitarian and development issues. Her research interests include sexuality, gender, difference and identity in India. Tanya is currently working at the Nossal Institute for Global Health at the University of Melbourne.
Hilary Charlesworth is an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow and Director of the Centre for International Governance and Justice in the Regulatory Institutions Network at the Australian National University (ANU). She also holds an appointment as Professor of International Law and Human Rights in the ANU College of Law. Her research interests are in international law and human rights law. She has worked with non-governmental human rights organisations on ways to implement international human rights standards and was chair of the ACT Government's inquiry into an ACT bill of rights, which led to the adoption of the ACT Human Rights Act 2004. She is Judge ad hoc of the International Court of Justice in the Whaling in the Antarctic case (Australia v Japan).

Jane M. Ferguson is currently a Research Fellow in the Anthropology Department at the University of Sydney. She completed her dissertation, 'Rocking in Shanland: Histories and Popular Culture Jams at the Thai-Burma Border,' at Cornell University in 2008, having carried out fieldwork amongst Shan insurgents and their affiliates on issues of ethno-nationalist history and popular culture re-signification. She taught Mainland Southeast Asian History in the school of Culture, History and Languages at the Australian National University, and has published articles on topics ranging from conflict and insurgency, to Northern Thai Bluegrass musicians, to the history of Shan representation in Burmese Cinema.
Miranda Forsyth is a Research Fellow at RegNet in the College of Asia and Pacific at the Australian national University. In February 2011 she commenced a three year ARC Discovery-funded project to investigate the impact of intellectual property laws on development in Pacific Island countries. Prior to coming to RegNet, Miranda was a senior lecturer in criminal law at the law school of the University of the South Pacific, based in Port Vila, Vanuatu for eight years. Miranda's research interests include legal pluralism, customary law, and South Pacific criminal law. She is the author of A Bird that Flies with Two Wings: Kastom and State Justice Systems in Vanuatu (ANU E Press, 2009).

Anna-Karina Hermkens is a postdoctoral researcher at the Research Institute for Religious Studies and Theology, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands. Since 2008, she has also been Adjunct Research Associate in Anthropology at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. In 2005, she received her PhD, which dealt with the interplay between gender and material culture among the Maisin people ('Engendering Objects: Dynamics of gender and identity in Papua New Guinea'). Between 2005 and 2008 she worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the programme 'The Power of Pilgrimage' at the Institute for Gender Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen. As part of this research she co-edited a volume entitled Moved by Mary. The Power of Pilgrimage in the Modern World, published by Ashgate in 2009. Her current research focuses on the role of religion and ritual in process of warfare and peace-making on Bougainville and Ternate, Indonesia.

Kathryn (Kate) Henne is an interdisciplinary researcher whose work focuses on the intersections between technologies of regulation, social control and inequality. Kathryn Henne received her MA in Social Ecology and her PhD in Criminology, Law and Society with a specialisation in anthropologies of medicine, science and technology and graduate emphases in critical theory and feminist studies from the University of California, Irvine. She is currently a Research Fellow at the Regulatory Institutions Network, where she also serves as the PhD Program Convenor, and the Associate Editor of PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review.

Margaret Jolly is an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow and Professor in Anthropology, Gender and Cultural Studies and Pacific Studies in the School of Culture, History and Language in the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Anustralian National University. She is a historical anthropologist who has written extensively on gender in the Pacific, on exploratory voyages and travel writing, missions and contemporary Christianity, maternity and sexuality, cinema and art. Her books include Women of the Place, Kastom, Colonialism and Gender in Vanuatu, Harwood Academic Publishers, Chur, 1994; Sites of Desire, Economies of Pleasure: Sexualities in Asia and the Pacific, (ed. with Lenore Manderson), University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1997; Maternities and Modernities: Colonial and Postcolonial Experiences in Asia and the Pacific, (ed. with Kalpana Ram), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1998; Borders of Being: Citizenship, Fertility and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, (ed. with Kalpana Ram), University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 2001; Oceanic Encounters: Exchange, Desire, Violence (ed. with Serge Tcherkézoff and Darrell Tryon), Canberra, ANU E Press, 2009.

Christina Kenny is a Ph.D. candidate in the interdisciplinary research centre, the Freilich Foundation, at the Australian National University. Her doctoral thesis, '"We've agreed to be ruled": Women's public and private decision making in modern Kenya,' is grounded in history, anthropology and critical legal theory, and examines the regulatory and interpersonal dynamics which drive women's choices and behaviours, in both private and public spaces. Christina has recently completed nine months field work in Kenya (August 2012–April 2013). She has worked in government and the NGO sector in Australia and overseas, including with the Australian Human Rights Commission; the Kenya Human Rights Commission in Nairobi; and the Women's Legal Centre and the South African Human Rights Commission in South Africa.
Maud Lavin is a Professor of Visual and Critical Studies and Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Maud's most recent book is Push Comes to Shove: New Images of Aggressive Women (MIT Press). She is currently co-authoring a book-in-progress on East Asian Androgyny: New Femininities in Mass Media Circulation with SooJin Lee and Fang-Tze Hsu. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an N.E.A. grant. From January to March 2013, she was a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore.

Stephanie Lusby is a PhD Candidate with State, Society and Government in Melanesia Program at the Australian National University. She has a BA (Honours) in International Studies from RMIT University, and has previously worked with overseas aid advocacy organisations AID/Watch and Jubilee Australia researching issues of development effectiveness in Melanesia. Stephanie's interest in her current research into men's engagement with violence prevention and sexual health interventions started when working with the Burnet Institute on a sexual health project in East New Britain as project management adviser from 2009–2011. Her most recent period of ethnographic fieldwork in East New Britain took place from March 2012–April 2013.

Siobhan McDonnell is a legal anthropologist who is a PhD candidate at the Australian National University. She is currently the Legal Advisor to the Minister of Lands in Vanuatu where she has just completed a major land reform package. Siobhan spent ten years working in Aboriginal Australia before moving to work in Melanesia five years ago. She specialises in land, governance, customary systems and justice issues. She has a background in law, economics and anthropology.

Sally Engle Merry is Silver Professor of Anthropology at New York University, Faculty Co-director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at the New York University School of Law, and past president of the American Ethnological Society. Her recent books include Colonizing Hawai'i (Princeton, 2000), Human Rights and Gender Violence (Chicago, 2006), Gender Violence: A Cultural Perspective (Blackwells, 2009) and The Practice of Human Rights (co-edited with Mark Goodale; Cambridge, 2007). She received the Hurst Prize for Colonizing Hawai'i in 2002, the Kalven Prize for scholarly contributions to sociolegal scholarship in 2007, and the J.I. Staley Prize for Human Rights and Gender Violence in 2010. She received an honorary degree from McGill School of Law in 2013 and was the focus of an Author Colloquium at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZIF) at the University of Bielefeld, Germany. She is an adjunct professor at Australian National University. She is currently writing a book on indicators as a technology of knowledge used for human rights monitoring and global governance.

Rebecca Monson is currently a Lecturer in the Australian National University College of Law and convenor of the Law, Governance and Development program. She draws on critical approaches in law, geography and anthropology to explore the intersections of state and customary law in the southwest Pacific, particularly as they relate to social differentiation and inequality. Rebecca received her Ph.D. in 2012, for a doctoral thesis which examined transformations in gender relations and land tenure in Solomon Islands, and the ways in which local contests over the 'ownership' of land are entwined with state formation. Rebecca regularly undertakes consultancies relating to justice systems, gender and development for both donors and NGOs. She is currently an investigator in the Australian Research Council Discovery Project, Resilience and Vulnerability in Property Systems: Rising Sea Levels and Local Relocations in Solomon Islands.

Shelly Pandey is presently working as Senior Fellow in the Women's Studies and Development Centre, University of Delhi, India. Her doctoral research is from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. Her research on unmarried women call-centre agents explores gendered experiences in a globalized work world. Her research interests cover gender, space, globalisation, ICT and work. Her recent publications include: 'Private space in public transport: locating gender in Delhi Metro,' Economic and Political Weekly. 'Marriage and midnight work: a qualitative study of unmarried women call center agents in India,' Marriage & Family Review, Routledge.

Katherine Smith is a Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Politics and International Relations at Australian National University. Her thesis questions what influences the implementation and conceptualisation of gender in different humanitarian contexts through a comparative study of three emergency responses. Katherine also has experience working in the aid sector in various roles at the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) from 2008 to 2013.
Courtney Work is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at Cornell University. She holds an M.A. in Anthropology and Women's and Gender Studies from Brandies University and conducted fifteen months of ethnographic fieldwork in a small village in western Cambodia. Her dissertation project makes connections between the very local and the very global in an effort to connect the activities of the production/consumption economy with the lived experiences, traditions, and practices of peasant farmers.

Published with the support of the Gender Relations Centre, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University.
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