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Dr Barbara Andersen

Lecturer in Social Anthropology

School of People, Environment and Planning

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 0

Research Outputs


Andersen, B. (2017). Careful Words: Nursing, Language, and Emotion in Papua New Guinea. Medical Anthropology: Cross Cultural Studies in Health and Illness. 36(8), 758-771
[Journal article]Authored by: Andersen, B.
Andersen, BA. (2017). Intimate economies of development: Mobility, sexuality and health in Asia. Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology. 18(2), 191-192
[Book Review]Authored by: Andersen, B.
Kowal, E., Meyers, T., Raikhel, E., Redfield, P., Abramowitz, S., Andersen, B., . . . Grant, J. (2015). The Open Question: Medical Anthropology and Open Access. Medicine Anthropology Theory. 2(1), 75-94
[Journal article]Authored by: Andersen, B.Contributed to by: Andersen, B.


Andersen, BA. (2017). Learning to Believe in Papua New Guinea. In K. Rio, M. MacCarthy, & R. Blanes (Eds.) Pentecostalism and Witchcraft: Spiritual Warfare in Africa and Melanesia. (pp. 235 - 255). : Palgrave Macmillan
[Chapter]Authored by: Andersen, B.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
CoSupervisor 1 1

Current Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • Lynne McDonald - PhD
    Missionaries on Choiseul, Solomon Islands, 1904-1978

Completed Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2017 - Hanny Savitri Hartono - PhD
    Media Consumption in Contemporary Urban Indonesia and Everyday Life: Muslim Women, Parenting and Media

Media and Links


  • 22 Mar 2017 - Online, Newspaper
    New York Times: "India's 'Phone Romeos'.."
    "Tricks, Lies, and Mobile Phones: 'Phone Friend' Stories in Papua New Guinea" linked in online version of New York Times Article, March 22, 2017.
  • 16 Apr 2016 - Online
    Interview with Dr Barbara Andersen
    Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa New Zealand blog interview

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