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Dr. David Gegeo

Dr GegeoDavid Gegeo hails from a small rural village as well as attended Church boarding schools in the Solomon Islands. After a stint in radio broadcasting with the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation in the 1970s, he undertook university studies in the U.S.A in the 1980s graduating with a B.A in Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology (University of Massachusetts), an M.S in Mass Communications and Public Relations (Boston University) and a Ph.D in Political Science and Political Philosophy (University of Hawai’i). Building upon research he had started while working for the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation, David examined and argued in his Ph.D thesis for the critical role of Indigenous/Pacific Epistemologies in Development in the Solomon Islands and other Pacific Island countries. As an interdisciplinary academic, David has research and teaching interests in a broad range of subjects including Indigenous/Pacific Epistemologies, Indigenous Ontology, Indigenous Philosophy, Indigenous Semiotics, Indigenous Methodology, Indigenous Pedagogy, Asia-Pacific Diaspora, Colonization/Decolonization, Globalization and Change in the Pacific, the “New Pacific”, Critical Social Theory, Development Theory, World Systems Theory, and Sociology of Knowledge. While to date he has carried out research primarily in the Solomon Islands, the epistemic scope and focus of his research and teaching interests reach far beyond the cultural perimeters of Pacific Island societies to include other indigenous societies around the world as well. He has published widely as well as given numerous conference papers and public lectures and seminars on his research.


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