Dr Christine May Dureau
BA(Hons 1) (Monash) , PhD (Macq)
- Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology
- Convenor of Discipline
Cultural Anthropology, Historical Ethnography, Vernacular Christianity, Missionary Culture, Gender, Memory, Melanesia, Western Solomons
Research | Current
- Melanesian Christianities
I an a historical anthropologist with long-term research interests in religion - particularly Christianity, conversion, vernacularization and missionary culture - gender, memory and colonial cultures. My research has been primarily focused on the cultural and religious history of the New Georgia Group, Western Solomon Islands and on the Australian and New Zealand Methodist Mission to the Western Solomons 1903-68.
Teaching | Current
ANTHRO 310 Reading Ethnography
ANTHRO 742 Contact and Colonialism
ANTHRO 761 Cultural Worlds in Anthropological Perspective
Areas of expertise
Conversion, Melanesian Christianities, Religion
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Dureau, C. (2019). ‘Greater love. .': Methodist missionaries, self-sacrifice and relational personhood. Religious Individualisation: Historical Dimensions and Comparative Perspectives (pp. 583-602). 10.1515/9783110580853-029
- Dureau, C., Eidinow, E., Maier, H., Malik, A., & Vinzent, J. (2019). Afterword: Porosity, corporeality and the divine. Religious Individualisation: Historical Dimensions and Comparative Perspectives (pp. 625-630). 10.1515/9783110580853-031
- Dureau, C. (2017). Greater love…: Missionaries, self-sacrifice and dividual personhood in the Western Solomon Islands, c.1902–1914. Paper presented at Religious History Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (RHAANZ) Conference, Maclaurin Chapel, University of Auckland 1-2 December 2017. 1 December - 2 December 2017.
- Dureau, C. M. (2017). "Greater Love..." European missionaries, self-sacrifice and Christian partibility in the Western Solomon Islands. Paper presented at Religious Individualization in Historical Perspective, Eisenach, Germany. 27 June - 30 June 2017.
- Meher, M., Trnka, S., & Dureau, C. (2017). Pollution and intimacy in a transcendent ethics of care: A case of aged-care in India. Ethnos10.1080/00141844.2017.1341423
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Susanna Trnka
- Dureau, C. (2015). Time, work, discipline & industrial missions: Methodist aspirations in the Western Solomon Islands, c.1902 - 1910. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
- Dureau, C. (2015). Discursive dishonesty: Methodist-Missionary Mistruth and Truth in the Western Solomon Islands, c.1902 – 1920. Paper presented at Association of Social Anthropologists or Aortearoa/New Zealand National Conference, Palmerston North, New Zealand. 25 November - 27 November 2015.
- Dureau, C. M. (2015). Christian In/Dividuals? Christian personhood on Simbo, Western Solomon Islands. In M. Fuchs, A. Linkenbach-Fuchs, W. Reinhard (Eds.) Individualisierung durch christliche Mission? (pp. 666-678). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.
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Primary office location
HSB - EAST - Bldg 201E
Level 8, Room 852
10 SYMONDS ST