Keesing, Roger Martin

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Keesing, Roger Martin

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1935 – 1993


Roger Martin Keesing taught in the Department of Anthropology, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies at the Australian National University. He received his MA (1963) and PhD (1965) at Harvard University before teaching at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He was offered Chair of Anthropology, Institute of Advanced Studies at the ANU from1974, holding this position until 1990 when he took up a Professorship of Anthropology at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Keesing conducted fieldwork among the Kwaio people of the Solomon Islands over some thirty years. He died on 7 May 1993 in Toronto.


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academic; anthropologist

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Entered from deposit description on 15 May 2012




Margaret Jolly, “Obituary - Roger Martin Keesing: 1935-1993,” The Australian Journal of Anthropology, v4, no.2, 1993 Spring, p157(5)

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