Dr Fraser Macdonald

Graduate Student Adviser (Anthropology), Lecturer

Qualifications: Ph.D (ANU); M.A. (University of Canterbury)

School of Social Sciences


Research Interests

Religion and Cosmology; Ontology/Ontography; Anthropology of Christianity; Mining; Sorcery and Witchcraft; Warfare; Papua New Guinea; Melanesia

Recent Publications

  • Macdonald, F. (2017). [Review of Critical Christianity: Translation and denominational conflict in Papua New Guinea by Courtney Handman]. American Ethnologist, 44(2), 370-371.

  • Macdonald, F. (2017). Of Drums and Gods: 'Tradition' and Christianity in Oksapmin Church Soundscapes. In Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania (ASAO); Sounds of the Pacific panel. Kaua'i, Hawaii. Open Access version:

  • Macdonald, F. (2017). [Review of Magic: A theory from the South, by Ernesto De
    Martino]. Anthropological Forum, 27(2), 173-175. doi:10.1080/00664677.2016.1265279 Open Access version:

  • Macdonald, F. (2017). A Melanesian ‘Great Awakening’? charismatic revivalism in the PNG highlands. In 2017 Conference of the Australian Anthropological Society, the Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth and the Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa/New Zealand. Conference held at the University of Adelaide, Australia.

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Papers Taught

Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Macdonald, Dr Fraser 9315 fraserm J.2.01A Anthropology Programme