Dr Nicole Haley joined SSGM in 2006 and was appointed Convenor of the Program in January 2010. Nicole originally came to ANU in 1994 and graduated with a PhD in Anthropology in May 2003. Her thesis entitled Ipakana Yakaiya: Mapping Landscapes, Mapping Lives - Contemporary Land Politics among the Duna, was awarded the 2002 ANU Crawford Prize for Academic Excellence. Nicole is co-editor (with Ron May) of a book entitled Conflict and Resource Development in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea (2007) and of a forthcoming collection on the 2007 Papua New Guinea General Elections. In 2007 she coordinated the first ever domestic observation of the Papua New Guinea General Elections and is co-author (with Ray Anere) of The 2007 Papua New Guinea National General Elections Domestic Observation Report (2009). Other key publications include “When There’s No Accessing Basic Health Care: Local Politics and Responses to HIV/AIDS at Lake Kopiago, Papua New Guinea”, in Leslie Butt & Richard Eves (eds) Making Sense of AIDS: Culture, Sexuality, and Power in Melanesia (2008), and “Sung Adornment: Changing Masculinities at Lake Kopiago, Papua New Guinea”, in John Taylor (ed.) ‘Changing Pacific Masculinities’, The Australian Journal of Anthropology Special Issue 19(2):213-229. Nicole is currently writing about electoral politics and local political cultures in PNG.
<p>In January 2017, the <i>State, Society and Governance in Melanesia</i> (SSGM) Program at the Australian National University will commence a five year PNG Women in Leadership Suppo