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., & Kirami, J. (2017). Women, mobile phones, and M16s: Contemporary New Guinea Highlands warfare. The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 28, 104-119. doi:10.1111/taja.12175

  • 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:

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Papers Taught

Contact Details

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