Art and Design
University of south pacific
I am the coordinator for the Fijian Studies programme. I currently teach the following courses: • LL161: Fijian Language Studies I – Vakadidike Vosa Vakaviti I • LL262: Fijian Orature/Literature II – Umavosa Maroroi Vakaviti II • LL362: Orality, Literacy and Culture – Umavosa Maroroi Vakaviti III
I have two main areas of research interest. The first is the vanua in the pre-Christian and colonial era and the culture of the itaukei in the present day. The second is the itaukei language, its orature and verbal art.
Tomlinson, M. and Degei, S. B. (2016). Theologies of Mana and Sau in Fiji. In: New Mana: Transformations of a classic concept in Pacific languages and cultures. Monographs in anthropology series. ANU Press, The Australian National University, pp. 237-256. ISBN 9781760460075 (paperback) 9781760460082 (ebook)