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The Australian Journal of Anthropology (TAJA) is the flagship journal of the Australian Anthropological Society. TAJA publishes scholarly papers and book reviews in anthropology and related disciplines. Though wide ranging in its areas of interest, the journal especially welcomes theoretically focused analyses and ethnographic reports based on fieldwork carried out in Australia and neighbouring countries in the Pacific and Asian regions. TAJA is published by Wiley three times a year (April, August and December) with at least one issue devoted to a specific topic under the direction of a guest editor.

AAS members receive full electronic access to TAJA, including over 70 years of now digitised back issues dating back to volume 1, issue 1 (1931) (when the journal was called Mankind).

For interested non-members a general subscription to TAJA is available and on occasion articles in TAJA are made available free of charge via the Wiley Online Library. Early view articles are available via the Early View link.

Authors interested in submitting articles to TAJA should refer to these Author Guidelines

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TAJA Editorial Board

The TAJA editorial team can be contacted at (for all correspondence including submission inquiries).

Anna Karina Hermkens, Co-Editor

Anna-Karina Hermkens is a senior lecturer and researcher at Macquarie University, Sydney. Since 2005, she has been doing research on the ideological underpinnings of violent conflicts in Solomon Islands, Bougainville, and North Moluccas (Indonesia) in terms of religion and gender. This has provided insight into the gendered nature of religious beliefs and symbols, the enigma of religious movements, and the interplay between religion, nationalism, violence, and gender. She has published widely in peer-reviewed journals, edited volumes, and museum catalogues and co-edited four volumes: “Moved by Mary. The Power of Pilgrimage in the Modern World” (Ashgate 2009); a special volume of the journal Oceania on “Gender and Personhood in Oceania” (2015);  a volume on Value and Material Culture titled “Sinuous Objects: Revaluing Women’s Wealth in the Pacific (ANU-Press 2017); and most recently a volume on the interplay between time and religion titled: "Christian Temporalities" (Palgrave-Springer 2024).

Jaap Timmer, Co-Editor

Jaap Timmer is an Associate Professor in Anthropology at Macquarie University, Sydney. Jaap's key interests include culture change, the experience of time, and political theology. His regional interest is in the Southwest Pacific and Southeast Asia. Currently, Jaap focusses on historicity, Christianity, and lost tribes in Solomon Islands, and temporality, religion, and heritage among the Asmat in West Papua.

Jerrold Cuperus, Managing Editor

Jerrold is a PhD candidate in the Queensland Atlas of Religion project at the University of Queensland. His research focuses on technology, affect, and material religion in Pentecostal churches in Australia. Jerrold is particularly interested in the ways in which certain religious traditions and practices comes to feel uncomfortable of uneasy in secular societies. He has previously completed MA's in Religious Studies and HASS in Secondary Education at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.

Cammi Webb-Gannon, Book Reviews Editor

Cammi Webb-Gannon is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Wollongong. She carries out collaborative research on decolonisation and the arts with a focus on West Papua and New Caledonia. Her other research interests include justice and place-making, and activist anthropology.

Editorial Board

A/Professor Gerhard Hoffstaedter
The University of Queensland

Professor Margaret Jolly
The Australian National University

Dr Helen Lee
La Trobe University

Dr Yasmine Musharbash
Australian National University

Dr Rupert Stasch
University of Cambridge

Dr Malini Sur
Western Sydney University

Professor Karen Sykes
University of Manchester

Dr Matt Tomlinson
The Australian National University

Professor David Trigger
University of Queensland

A/Professor Richard Vokes
University of Western Australia

Professor Holly Wardlow
University Of Toronto

A/Professor Carol Warren
Murdoch University