Faculty Brown Bag: Dr. John Barker

*Please be informed that the following event has been confirmed for January 21, 2019

TUESDAY, January 21, 2019 | 12:00-1:00 pm

Room 134    |  Anthropology & Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive

“Eco-politics in Collingwood Bay, Papua New Guinea”


Dr. John Barker’s research focuses mainly on the interface between local and global religion, with forays into the history of Canadian anthropology, ethno-history, the anthropology of art and the impact of international environmental organizations upon indigenous peoples. Since 1981, He has conducted most of his field research with the Maisin people of Papua New Guinea, a socio-linguistic group of around 3,000 people living in Oro Province on the northeast coast of the country. He also had shorter stints of fieldwork with the Nuxalk and Nisga’a Nations of British Columbia. Most of my work concerns the place of Christianity in Oceania and Aboriginal British Columbia, during the colonial period and in the present.

Light Refreshments will be served.