Dr. Katharina Schneider
Since October 2011
Lecturer, Institute for Ethnology, Heidelberg
Since October 2010
Honorary Researcher, Department of Anthropology, University of Aberdeen, UK
2008 – 2009
Development Worker Overseas (EED) and Lecturer, School of Politics and Governance, Silliman University, Philippines
2004 – 2008
PhD, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge, UK
2000 – 2003
BA, Faculty of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge, UK
Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals
Who sees what in Pororan marriage exchange? Anthropological Forum 22(1), 45-65.
The one and the two: mainlanders and saltwater people in Buka, Bougainville. Oceania 81(2), 180-204.
Reconciliation and Architectures of Commitment: Sequencing Peace in Bougainville, John Braithwaite, Hilary Charlesworth, Peter Reddy, and Leah Dunn. The Contemporary Pacific 24(2).
Kago und Kastom: Zum Verhaeltnis von Kultureller Fremd- und Selbstwahrnehmung in West New Britain, Papua-Neuguinea, Holger Jebens. Pacific Affairs 80(4).
On the order of chaos: social anthropology and the science of chaos, M. Mosko and F. Damon (eds). Anthropological Forum 16(3), 323-325.
Two Types of Scale Practices in Buka Traditional Leadership. Panel “Great Things of Oceania”. The Power of the Pacific – EsfO 2012 Fjell&Fjord, Bergen, December 9th, 2012.
Above and below among mainlanders and saltwater people in Buka, Bougainville. Working Session: Spatial Orientation. Annual Meeting of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, Portland, February 10th, 2012.
Re-creating vertical differences in post-Crisis Buka, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. Working Session: Spatial Orientation. Annual Meeting of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, Honolulu, February 10th, 2011.
Moving islands: an ethnographic approach to perceptions of and responses to sea-level rise in Pacific Island Countries (PICs). Poster presented at the 3rd Bi-Annual Symposium ‘Future Ocean’, University of Kiel, 14th September, 2010.
Shifting relational possibilities by making culture a resource for peace: some observations from Bougainville. Proceedings of the international conference Ownership and Appropriation. Joint annual conference of the Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth, the Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa/New Zealand, and the Australian Anthropological Society, Auckland, New Zealand, 9th December, 2008.
Growing a Government. On the role of interpersonal relations in some Buka initiatives in government making. Proceedings of the exploratory workshop ‘Collaborative relations, personal aims and the working of institutions in contemporary Melanesia’, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 12th September 2006.
"Bagarap liklik": Failure in Pororan Island Mortuary Feasting. Proceedings of the conference Beyond Result: Failure as a Moral, Economic, and Socio-Political Discourse, Cambridge University Social Anthropology Society (CUSAS) Conference, Darwin College, Cambridge, 20th March, 2006.
“Chiefs” und die Bewahrung lokaler Autonomie in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. AG Ozeanien, Institut für Ethnologie, Universität Heidelberg, 6th June, 2012.
Learning to Move in Buka. Lecture Series on Research Methods, Ethnologie-AG, Universität Heidelberg, 9th May, 2012.
Fish as Persons. Departmental Seminar, Ethnologisches Seminar, University of Luzern, 25th April, 2012.
Saltwater views of the Asian Tsunami in Buka, Papua New Guinea. Departmental Seminar, Institute of Ethnology, Heidelberg University, 8th November, 2011.
Value Creation on Shifting Ground. Informal Session: Value in (E)Motion. Annual Meeting of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, Honolulu, February 11th, 2011.
Who sees what in a Pororan Marriage Exchange? Melanesia Research Seminar, The British Museum. 26th January, 2011.
Abridged Version: Impacts and imprints: saltwater-bush relations in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. Social Anthropology Research Associate Seminar, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge, 11th October, 2010.
Impacts and imprints: saltwater-bush relations in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. Departmental Seminar, Department of Anthropology, School of Social Sciences, University of Aberdeen, 30th September, 2010.
Fishers for kastom: Pororan Islanders in Bougainvillean politics. Departmental Seminar, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Sussex, 26th February, 2006.
Women, chiefs and trolling tuna: Some Bougainville fieldwork observations. Working Seminar, Resource Management in Asia-Pacific Program (RMAP), Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, Canberra, 14th June 2005.
Movements and social relations among Pororan Islanders, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. Unpublished PhD thesis, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge.
Bougainvillean ‘communities’: an ethnographic investigation. Chapter submitted for the Bougainville Human Development Report, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Port Moresby.
Book Chapter: Above and below among mainlanders and saltwater people in Buka, Bougainville. In: Feinberg, R. and A. Mawyer (eds.) Spatial Orientation. Currently under review for publication with Berghahn’s ASAO (Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania) Monograph Series.
- human-environment relations in coastal and small island settings and in anthropological theorizing
- mobility and its role in social and human-environment relations
- small-scale fisheries
- Melanesia (Papua New Guinea)
- Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Philippines)
Postdoctoral Project “Elite Networks and Overcapacity in Small-Scale Fisheries in Madura, Indonesia”
PhD Project “Movements and Social Relations on Pororan Island, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea” (completed 2008)
Ethnographic Field Research
Madura and Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia (2012, 2013)
Negros Island, Philippines (2008, 2011)
Bougainville, Papua New Guinea (2004-05, 2006)