Dr Alison Dundon

Dr Alison Dundon
 Position Senior Lecturer
 Org Unit Anthropology and Development Studies
 Email alison.dundon@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 7188
 Location Floor/Room 1 37 ,  Napier ,   North Terrace
  • Qualifications

    PhD in Anthropology
    Australian National University

  • Teaching Interests

    Culture and Society: Foundations in Anthropology
    Community, Gender and Critical Development 
    The Sexual Body

    Health, Illness and Healing
    Religion, Spirituality and Globalisation



  • Research Interests

    • Papua New Guinea and the Pacific;

    • Australia, Adelaide, USA

    • Maternity, gender and HIV/AIDS;

    • Sexuality and sexual health;

    • Online dating, love, intimacy

    • Well-being

    • Illness, healing and medicine;

    • Community-based development and modernity;

    • Local leadership, authority and governance in Melanesia

    • Mining, agriculture and natural resource development;

    • Christianity and the nation;

    • Pacific art, cultural revival and the politics of custom/culture;

    • The environment, work and movement;

    • Sensuality of movement, dance and space

    • Migration and globalisation.

  • Publications

    Edited Books & Collections

    Dundon, A. & C. Wilde Co-Editor 2007. HIV and AIDS in Rural Papua New Guinea. Oceania Vol. 77 No. 1. pp.1-94.

    Dundon, A. Editor 2011. Negotiating the Horizon - Living Christianity in Melanesia. The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology Vol.12 No. 1 pp. 1-110.

    Dundon, A. & S. Hemer 2016 Ethnographic Intersections: Emotions, Senses, Spaces. (eds) Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press.

    Journal Articles & Book Chapters

    2002. Dancing around Development: Crisis in Christian Country in Western Province, Papua New Guinea. Oceania. March 72:3: 215-229.

    2002. Mines and Monsters: A Dialogue on Development in Western Province, Papua New Guinea. The Australian Journal of Anthropology (TAJA). August 13:2: 139-154.

    2004. Tea and Tinned Fish: Christianity, Consumption and the Nation in Papua New Guinea. Oceania 75:2: 73-88.

    2005. The Sense of Sago: Motherhood and Migration in Papua New Guinea and Australia. Journal of Intercultural Studies 26(1-2): 21-38.

    2007. Introduction: HIV and AIDS in rural PNG Oceania Special Issue HIV and AIDS in rural PNG, Dundon. A & C. Wilde (eds). Vol. 77 No. 1: 1-11 (with C. Wilde)

    2007. Warrior Women, the Holy Spirit and HIV in rural PNG. Oceania Special Issue HIV and AIDS in rural PNG, Dundon. A & C. Wilde (eds). Vol. 77 No. 1: 29-42

    2007. Moving the Centre: Christianity, the Longhouse and the Gogodala Cultural Centre, in N. Stanley ed. The Future of Indigenous Museums: Perspectives from the southwest Pacific, London: Berghahn.

    2007. A cultural revival and the custom of Christianity in Western Province, PNG in K. Robinson. Ed. Self and Subject in Motion: Southeast Asian and Pacific Cosmopolitans London: Palgrave.

    2008. Jumping fish: engendering contestation and development on the waterways of the Aramia River in Papua New Guinea Oceania. Special Issue: Waterways ed. V. Strang: 78(1): 6-17.

    2009. Sexuality, Morality and Lifestyle: The ABC of HIV prevention strategies in rural Papua New Guinea. The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology. Vol. 10 No. 3: pp. 171-185.

    2010. AIDS and 'building a wall' around Christian Country in rural Papua New Guinea. The Australian Journal of Anthropology. Vol. 21. No. 2. pp. 171-187.

    2011. Negotiating the Horizon - Living Christianity in Melanesia, in A. Dundon (ed) 'Negotiating the Horizon - Living Christianity in Melanesia, Special Issue. The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology. Vol. 12 no. 1. pp. 1-12.

    2011. DNA, Israel and the Ancestors - Substantiating Connections through Christianity in Papua New Guinea, in A. Dundon (ed) 'Negotiating the Horizon - Living Christianity in Melanesia, Special Issue. The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology. Vol. 12 no. 1. pp. 29-43.

    2012. The Gateway to the Fly: Christianity, Continuity and Spaces of Conversion in Papua New Guinea. in Manderson, L. Smith, W. and Tomlinson, M. eds. Flows of Faith: Religious Reach and Community in Asia and the Pacific. Dordrecht and New York: Springerpp. 143-60.

    2013. Gogodala Canoe Festivals, customary ways and cultural tourism in Papua New Guinea. Oceania. Vol. 83 .No. 2 pp. 88-101.

    2014. Great Ancestral Women. gendered mobility, and HIV among the Bamu and Gogodala of Papua New Guinea. Oceania.  Co-authored with M. Wood. Vol. 84. No.2 pp: 185-201

    2015. Babala and the Bible: Israel and a Messianic Church in Papua New Guinea. Special Issue: Descent from Israel: Jewish Identities in the Pacific. Past and Present. Oceania Vol. 85. No. 3 pp. 317-41 

    2016.'Christ was for the Papuans': Gogodala Pastors and the circulation of evangelical Christianity in South-Western Papua. in McGowan, F & C. Schwartz eds. Christianity, Conflict and Renewal in Australia and the Pacific. Leidon: Brill Books pp. 232-54.

     2016. 'Dancing for Joy': Gender and relational spaces in Papua New Guinea. in Hemer, S & A. Dundon (eds) Ethnographic Intersections: Emotions, Senses, Spaces. Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press. pp. 17-30.

    2016. Ethnographic intersections: emotions, senses and spaces. In Hemer, S. & A.Dundon (eds) Ethnographic Intersections: Emotions, Senses, Spaces. Adelaide: The University of Adelaide Press. pp. 1-16.

     

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