- Current research explores Living Cities: Tropical Imaginaries; previous research includes the anthropology of higher education: women's spaces and empowering networks; the material poetics of a networked classroom; the virtual-reality of student mobility through blogs, the cartography of academic research networks through colloquia. All projects draw on insights from ethnographic practice, including previous fieldwork in the Malay Archipelago.
- Interdisciplinay practice is informed by theory: network theories, phenomenology of space, relationality, material poetics, east~west philosophies, post-feminisms, rhizomatics, deterritorialization, quantum physics and chaos theory.
- Collaborative research projects include: Living Cities: Tropical Imaginaries; Creative Societies of the Tropics; Spaces of Learning; Global Education Hubs: New Imaginaries; Cartography of a Blog; ETC! portal; EU-AU Border Crossings; Pacific Imaginaries.
- Spaces of Learning, networked classrooms, material culture of the classroom, digital literacy, transitional spaces, collaborative learning, connectivist learning, blended learning, flipped classroom
- 2016 to present - Associate Professor, Arts & Social Science, JCU (Singapore)
- 2012 to 2015 - Senior Lecturer, Arts & Social Science, JCU (Singapore)
- 2014 - Visiting Scholar, Laboritoire d'anthropologie Sociale, Collège de France (Paris)
- 2010 to 2012 - Lecturer, Arts & Social Science, JCU (Australia)
- Research Disciplines
Associate Professor Anita Lundberg is a cultural anthropologist whose research engages people and places of tropical South East Asia.
She leads the research cluster Living Cities:Tropical Imaginaries. The cluster is concerned with the creative lived experiences of cities including cultural and natural landscapes, aesthetics, urban myths, heritage, everyday life, as well as liminal and cyber spaces. Anita’s previous projects include ethnographies of higher education in the Malay archipelago, of a Malay house and its garden of trees, and of a whaling hunting village in Indonesia.
Anita is especially interested in developing a research-teaching-engagement nexus and her projects often engage students in international philanthropic projects, public talks and exhibitions. She has received awards for outstanding teaching, research supervision and innovative research and has held numerous fellowships: LIA TransOceanik (CNRS, Collége de France, JCU); The Cairns Institute (TCI); Post-Doctoral Fellow, Cambridge University, UK; Guest Researcher, Maison Asie-Pacifique, Université de Provence, France; Visiting Fellow, Institute of the Malay World and Civilization, National University Malaysia. She has also been an Anthropologist-in-Residence at Rimbun Dahan.
Speaking engagements include: Keynote speaker 'Women and Social Transformation' Alagappa University India, and an invited public speaker at the Australian Parliament House, to the Malaysian Heritage Trust/UNESCO, the Indonesian Heritage Society and Australian National Maritime Museum. She has convened a think tank at The Cairns Institute, and a colloquium for the TransOceanik (CNRS). Anita has curated exhibitions in NY, LA, Paris and Sydney and her own research and theoretical, and artistic works have been exhibited at the Australian National Maritime Museum, the National Art Gallery of Malaysia and Alliance de Française.
Anita is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal eTropic
- 2014 - Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning "Exciting students to become courageous, connected, and creative thinkers for a changing and challenging future through the Bachelor of Arts."
- 2014 - Advisory Panel of the Year - Primary Advisor
- 2014 - Taylor and Francis Award HERDSA conference (for HDR candidate Lennie Geerlings)
- 2013 - My Research in 3 minutes (2nd Prize)
- 2012 - Best Paper Award ‘Inspiring Contribution to Innovative Research in Social Science’. International Conference: Innovative Research in a Changing and Challenging World, AMII,Thailand
- 2011 - Research Fellow, The Cairns Institute TCI
- 2012 to 2015 - Fellow, LIA TransOceanik (CNRS, Collège de France, JCU)
- 2003 - Visiting Research Fellow. Faculty Arts & Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney
- 2002 to 2003 - Evans Post-Doctoral Fellow, Cambridge University, UK
- 2002 to 2003 - Visiting Fellow. Institute of the Malay World & Civilization, National University of Malaysia
- 2002 to 2003 - Anthropologist in Residence, Rimbun Dahan (sponsored by Hijjas Kasturi Architects) Malaysia
- 2001 - Guest Researcher. Maison Asie-Pacifique, Université d’Aix-Marseille, Provence, France
These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU. Hover over Altmetrics badges to see social impact.
- Journal Articles
- Lundberg A (2016) Rhizomes, weak links and far flung networks: empowering women's space in tropical Asia. Etropic: electronic journal of studies in the tropics, 15 (2). pp. 106-117
- Lundberg A and Glowczewski B (2015) Behind the scenes: transversality of invisible lines and knowledges. Etropic: electronic journal of studies in the tropics, 14 (2). pp. 1-10
- Geerlings L, Thompson C and Lundberg A (2014) Psychology and culture: exploring clinical psychology in Australia and the Malay Archipelago. Journal of Tropical Psychology, 4. pp. 1-12
- Bhati A, Lundberg A, Toe T and Carter M (2013) Wireless Learning Technology in higher education: a case study in Singapore. GSTF Journal on Computing, 3 (3).
- Lundberg A (2013) TransOceanik links: research networks and the space-place of colloquia. Etropic: electronic journal of studies in the tropics, 12 (1). pp. 1-21
- Conference Papers
- Carter M, Teoh T, Bhati A and Lundberg A (2014) Collaborative learning in networked classrooms: a new landscape in higher education. Proceedings of the 37th HERDSA Annual International Conference. In: HERDSA 2014: 37th Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual International Conference, 7-10 July 2014, Hong Kong
- Geerlings L and Lundberg A (2014) Globalisation and deterritorialisation: an example of an academic discipline in the Malay Archipelago. Proceedings of the 37th HERDSA Annual International Conference. In: HERDSA 2014: 37th Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual International Conference, 7-10 July 2014, Hong Kong
- Geerlings L, Thompson C and Lundberg A (2013) Borderless psychology in South East Asia: history, current state and future directions. Proceedings of the International Conference on Managing the Asian Century. In: International Conference on Managing the Asian Century: ICMAC 2013 Asian Century: ICMAC 2013, ,
- Geerlings L, Lundberg A and Thompson C (2013) Transnational psychology: a case study of South East Asia. Proceedings of the International Conference on Managing the Asian Century. In: ICMAC Conference Proceedings, ,
- Joyce M and Lundberg A (2013) Copying to learn: mimesis, plagiarism and 21st century English language education. Proceedings of the 2nd International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference. 9-10 December 2013, Sarawak, Malaysia
- Lundberg A (2013) GET CONNECTED!: collaborative adventures in networked spaces of learning . Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Sciences. 26-28 November 2013, Dubai
- Robertson R and Lundberg A (2013) Asian-Australian nexus: an educational challenge. Proceedings of the International Conference on Managing the Asian Century. In: International Conference on Managing the Asian Century: ICMAC 2013 Asian Century: ICMAC 2013, , Singapore
ResearchOnline@JCU stores 25+ research outputs authored by A/Prof Anita Lundberg from 2000 onwards.
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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.
- Coral, culture, and climate change: 'facts that matter' for the atoll island community of Moch, Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia (2015, PhD, Associate Advisor)
- From a distant shore: practices of place-making and belonging among Tokelau migrants in North Queensland (2013, PhD, Secondary Advisor)
- Cultural negotiations in transnational knowledge: cases of clinical psychology from the Malay Archipelago and beyond (2015, Masters, Primary Advisor)
The map shows research collaborations by institution from the past 7 years.
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- 1 collaboration
- Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)