Nicole Haley



BA (UQ), BA (Hons) (Macquarie), PhD (ANU)

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Nicole Haley

Professor Nicole Haley joined DPA 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.

Figure 1 In 2018, Nicole Haley (front row, black dress) hosted the Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Rt Hon Enelse Sosene Sopoaga, and his wife (front row, centre) at an event with Pacific Island students at ANU

Recognition for excellence in diversity and inclusion

In an award ceremony hosted on 17 November by the ANU Vice Chancellor, Professor Brian Schmidt, Associate Professor Nicole H

Australia 360

Australia 360 – exploring the big issues that confront us

Young leaders and professionals gathered with leading researchers, thinkers and practitioners in the majestic Gandel Hall at the National Gallery of Australia on Wed 21 August to take a closer look

Launch of DPA’s observation report on the 2017 Papua New Guinea General Elections

On 26 March 2019, Professor Betty Lovai, Dean of the University of Papua New Guinea’s (UPNG) School of Humanities and Social Sciences launched the Australian National University’s observation repor

DPA at the 8th FSM National Women’s Conference in Pohnpei in August 2018

DPA’s Significant Contribution to 8th FSM National Women’s Conference in Pohnpei in August 2018

DPA Head of Department Nicole Haley was recently honoured with one of only two international keynote addresses at the 8th National Women’s Conference of Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) held in

Call for applications to participate in the Papua New Guinea Women in Leadership Support Program

The Department of Pacific Affairs is calling for applications to participate in the PNG Women in Leadership Support Program (WiLSP).

Rita Pearson, 2015 election candidate in Taonita Teop, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, with some of her campaign team. Image SSGM

PNG Women in Leadership Support Program

<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

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