Dr Fiona Hukula
This research project will investigate how gender based violence is negotiated and mediated through the use of both informal and formal urban dispute resolution mechanisms in Port Moresby, PNG.
Economy: Papua New Guinea
Partnering Australian Institution: Australian National University
Project Title: Addressing gender based violence in an urban village court
Dr Fiona Hukula's research project will investigate how Gender Based Violence is negotiated and mediated through the use of both informal (Komiti) and formal (Village Court) dispute resolution mechanisms in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
Reasons for applying for fellowship:
"I see this fellowship as a good opportunity to not only share my research with like-minded researchers at the ANU but also learn from their research and expertise. This fellowship also provides me with the opportunity to make important academic connections".
Fiona has a research career with a multitude of varied experiences. She has studied in the UK, PNG and New Zealand and won multiple awards including the Royal Anthropological Institute Sutasoma Award 2012, the ASAO Pacific Island Scholars Travel Fund award (2007 & 2009), University of St Andrews, the Centre for Pacific Studies Studentship 2008-2011, the Chevening Scholarship 2002-2003 and the Aotearoa Scholarship 1995-1998. Fiona is well published in the areas of gender & violence and urban sociality, and has completed short term consulting for the World Bank, the Australian Government and the European Union. She has also presented her work at conferences and workshops in Australia, PNG, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Poland and USA.