Informal Session: New Voices in Pacific Anthropology
Organizers: Alex Golub and Paige West
This session went very well, with about seventeen participants in total. The goal of the session was to have first-time ASAO attendees come and get to know each other and talk about current issues. In the first half of the session we introduced ourselves and our interests. Did a quick collaborative exercise to identify key themes which were interesting to participants. These ended up being youth, education, environment, and knowledge production (among others). We then broke into small groups to discuss the themes. We look forward to repeating this session again with a new group of first-time ASAO attendees in Auckland.
Anyone who wants to attend ASAO for the first time and wants to participate in a low-stress, welcoming environment and meet new people should contact us so they can come to our session.
Alex Golub, University of Hawaii Manoa <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
Paige West, Columbia University <email@example.com>