Martha Macintyre is currently the editor of The Australian Journal of Anthropology and an honorary Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. She gained her PhD from the Australian National University and has held positions at the Australian National University, Monash University, La Trobe University and the University of Melbourne. She has undertaken research in Papua New Guinea since 1979. Her research interests include historical ethnography, economic anthropology, gender, the social impacts of mining, medical anthropology, fisheries in Melanesia, environmental anthropology and human rights. Her publications include Human Rights and Gender Politics: Perspectives on the Asia Pacific Region, co-edited with A Hildson, V Mackie, and M Stivens (2000), and Women Miners in Developing Countries: Pit Women and Others, co-edited with K Lahiri-Dutt (2006).
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