Justin Shaffner
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OAC Annual Meetings?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith Hart Dec 12, 2012.

New OAC Online Seminar: John Conroy Intimations of the 'informal economy', 16th April to 28th April
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Justin Shaffner Apr 29, 2012.

OAC Seminar - "Why do the gods look like that?" by John McCreery
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Started this discussion. Last reply by John McCreery May 12, 2010.


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Justin Shaffner
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Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge


I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge (2005 - Present). I previously studied anthropology and philosophy at the University of Virginia (B.A. 2003).

My research investigates the contemporary political economy of the southern lowlands of New Guinea. I conducted 18 months of fieldwork (Sept 2006 - April 2008) with Marind speakers living in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea. My dissertation focuses on the experiences of community leaders as they attempt to elicit and maintain productive relations across various global alliances, from regional ritual networks to relations with transnational corporations, NGOs and the state.

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At 12:13pm on August 4, 2015, chongneikim hangsing said…

sori justin ,my laptop shut down n i cudnt finsh my sentence .as i was sayn i am vry keen in knwing some practical example of action anthroplogy  in contrast to sol tax field wrk since my term paper is abt action anthroplogy n hs wrk.so if dr s anyone who cn guide n provide me some  more information .plz do let me knw .n if u cud help me i would b happy.looking forward for ur answer

At 2:56am on January 18, 2015, Liam Starkey said…
Hi Justin,

Interesting sounding research. I would like to know more. My degree was in social anthropology but I now work as a radio producer. My regional interest is really Japan and Korea but I am also quite eclectic. My good friend Mischa Wilmers has written about the political situation for indigenous peoples in West Papua (Indonesia).
At 5:51pm on July 23, 2012, jaime sanroman said…

Thanks Justin,

I am busy with my thesis and completing fieldwork. I must finish by december. Main focus is agency and autonomy in 2,000 inhabitants town. It is located in an area where many scholars studiesd the rural-urban continuum.


My long term interests are oral tradition and visual anthropology. By the way can any member suggest me where to look for either a doctorate or postdoctorate stay on these subjects?


Thanks in advance

At 9:31pm on February 18, 2012, Chelsea Hayman said…

Thank you, Justin!

At 5:29am on February 8, 2012, Gorden Struck said…

Thanks a lot Justin! 

At 7:14am on December 21, 2011, Priscila Santos da Costa said…

ops 2012

At 7:08am on December 21, 2011, Priscila Santos da Costa said…

Call for Papers

We are in the process of receiving original articles, essays, analytical reviews, translations and interviews in the fields of Anthropology and Philosophy for Volume 1, Issue 2, to be published in May 2011. We also receive papers the entire year. The articles may be sent to:


Check our first issue: http://conexoesparciais.com.br/?p=20

At 9:15pm on November 13, 2011, Alessandro Questa Rebolledo said…

Hey Justin, thank you. I am exploring this place already. Cheers

At 4:49pm on November 6, 2011, Jonesy said…

Hi Justin,

As you know my name is Andy. I am a first year Occupational therapy mature student at Southampton university UK. I am interested in  human behaviour and my subject is centred around the biopsychosocial model but i cant help thinking that anthropology also impacts on human occupation, that said i know nothing about anthropology but was really  interested in the material on the site.

At 7:17pm on October 1, 2011, Amir Azzabi said…
Thank you sir.
I hope to learn, and contribute!


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