Katherine Lepani

Katherine Lepani is an anthropologist with a research focus on gender and health. She lives in Papua New Guinea and is currently working as gender equity specialist for the PNG Governance Facility, a joint initiative between the Governments of PNG and Australia. She was recently a senior research associate with Professor Margaret Jolly’s Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship project, ‘Engendering Persons, Transforming Things: Christianities, Commodities and Individualism in Oceania’ (FL100100196), 2010–2015. Lepani’s book Islands of Love, Islands of Risk: Culture and HIV in the Trobriands (2012), based on her PhD thesis, is the first full-length ethnography that examines the interface between global and local understandings of gender, sexuality and HIV in a Melanesian cultural context.

Sinuous Objects

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Revaluing Women’s Wealth in the Contemporary Pacific

Edited by: Anna-Karina Hermkens, Katherine Lepani
ISBN (print): 9781760461331
ISBN (online): 9781760461348
Publication date: August 2017