Haidy Geismar is Reader in Anthropology at University College London, where she directs the Digital Anthropology program and is one of the curators of the UCL Ethnography Collection. With extensive research experience in museums in the Pacific, Europe and North America and with communities in Vanuatu and New Zealand she has published widely on the museum history of anthropology and photography, material culture studies, intellectual and cultural property rights, indigenous arts movements, and digital museum initiatives. Her most recent book is Treasured Possessions: Indigenous Interventions into Cultural and Intellectual Property (Duke UP, 2013) compares emerging forms of ntellectual and cultural property in Vanuatu and New Zealand. As well as teaching, research and publishing, she has curated several international exhibitions, most recently the Guantanamo Public Memory Project exhibition in London, and the exhibition Port Vila Mi Lavem Yu, in Honolulu and New York. She is the founder and editor of the popular anthropology weblog,


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