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
Melanesia, the Pacific, France, Indigenous peoples, sovereignty, citizenship, settler colonialism, social movements, the politics of representation, cultural production, race, youth, visual anthropology, media
2014 Dean’s Outstanding Dissertation Award in the Social Sciences, New York University
2012 AAUW Dissertation Fellowship (alternate)
2009 National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant
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