BOOK LAUNCH: Open Day: Sunday 11 Sept 2022

2pm Award-winning anthropologist Sophie Chao talking about her latest study In the Shadow of the Palms: More-than-human becomings in West Papua (Duke University Press, June 2022).
3pm Dr Toscano’s Auction for the West Papua Rent Collective: two hand-hewn chairs carved from recycled wood by David McKenzie.

Media Release Sophie Chao, Media Release, 1 Sep 2022

Review, Dr Robert Wolfgramm Robert Wolfgramm, Review, In the shadow of the palms, 31 Oct 2022

Video summary, In the Shadow of the Palms

SOPHIE CHAO “I am an environmental anthropologist and environmental humanities scholar interested in the intersections of capitalism, ecology, Indigeneity, health, and justice in the Pacific”.

In the Shadow of the Palms: more-than-human becomings in West Papua “This excellent and beautifully written book, which is both heart-wrenching and joy producing, makes a field-changing contribution to anthropology, human-animal studies, political ecology, environmental humanities, and postcolonial studies” (Paige West, author of ‘Dispossession and the Environment: Rhetoric and Inequality in Papua New Guinea’)

Introduction In the Shadow of the Palms; More-than-human becomings in West Papua
In the Shadow of the Palms, Introduction

More from Sophie Chao The Plastic Cassowary; Problematic Pets in West Papua
Ethnos Journal of Anthropology, July 2018.