Professor Helen LeeAssoc Provost (Res & Industry Engagement, College PVC (ASSC) Off
My research has focused on the people of Tonga in the South Pacific and Tongans who have migrated and settled in countries such as Australia. The main focus of my research has been the question of cultural identity and belonging, especially the ways in which identity is formed by children and young people. I have also studied family relationships both in Tonga and in the Tongan populations overseas, and the networks of transnational ties between those overseas Tongans and the 'homeland' in the Pacific. I teach an introductory anthropology subject to first year students, and subjects on Kinship, Gender and Marriage, and Childhood, Youth and Culture, to later year students.