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  • Tate A. LeFevre

    Assistant Professor of Anthropology
    Office Hours: Mondays, 1pm-3pm; Tuesdays, 10am-noon; in GER102

    Professional Biography

    Professor LeFevre received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from New York University, where she also earned a graduate certificate from the Program in Culture and Media. Her most recent research considers how young people imagine indigenous identity and stake cultural and political claims on the future in New Caledonia (a French settler colony in the South Pacific). More broadly, her work focuses on social movements and cultural change, media and theories of representation, indigeneity, citizenship and race.


    B.A., Dartmouth College, 2004; M.A., New York University 2008; Ph.D., New York University 2013

    Research Interests

    Melanesia, the Pacific, France, Indigenous peoples, sovereignty, citizenship, settler colonialism, social movements, the politics of representation, cultural production, race, youth, visual anthropology, media


    2013. Turning Niches Into Handles: Kanak Youth, Associations and the Construction of an Indigenous Counter-public Sphere. Settler Colonial Studies 3(2):214-219. 
    2013. Difference, Representation, Resistance (Introduction). Settler Colonial Studies 3(2):136-140.
    Edited Collections
    2013. Difference, Representation, Resistance: Indigenous culture as political resource in the settler-state. Special Issue, Settler Colonial Studies 3(2).
    Book Chapters
    2013. Fibre Skirts and Dance Battles. In Melanesia: Art and Encounter. Nicholas Thomas and Lissant Bolton, eds. London: British Museum Press. pp. 326-329.
    2007. Tourism and Indigenous Curation of Culture in Lifou, New Caledonia. In The Future of Indigenous Museums: Perspectives from the Southwest Pacific. Nick Stanley, ed. Pp. 78-93. New York: Berghahn Books.

    Course Information

    Fall 2013

    • ANT100 Introduction to Social Anthropology
    • ANT410 Ethnographic Methods