Geography, Earth Science and Environment
University of the South Pacific
Naohiro Nakamura joined the University of the South Pacific as a Lecturer in February 2014, after having taught at four universities in Canada. His research interests are in social and cultural geography and, in particular, in Indigenous cultural representation, Indigenous rights, the protection of Indigenous cultural heritage in development and Indigenous research methods. He has conducted research in an Ainu community in Nibutani, Hokkaido, Japan, and in the city of Brantford, near the Six Nations Reserve, Ontario, Canada. Funded by USP’s Research Office, he is now conducting comparative research on mitigation mechanisms and the use of Indigenous knowledge for recovering processes after cyclone Winston among four remote communities in Fiji.
Social and cultural geography