Jennifer AnayoPhD Candidate

Jennifer Anayo is a PhD candidate with the school of Media and Communication, at RMIT University. Jennifer has a background in Industrial Design and completed her Masters of Applied Anthropology with Macquarie University in 2012. Her unique insight and interest in Material Culture, Design Anthropology and Social Change resulted in her Masters thesis, entitled: ‘A Cultural Account of Plastic: Its History, Pervasiveness and Visibility’. Currently, her PhD project, entitled ‘Celebrating Niuean Identity in a Digital Age; a Small Island Developing State and Transnational Social Field’ takes an ethnographic approach to investigate the impact of digital media on Niuean culture and identity – both on and off island; particularly focusing on transnationalism, identity construction and imagined futures. Contact:

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