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Professor of Anthropology, Professor of Visual and Cultural Studies
Arts, Sciences, and Engineering
Department of Anthropology
Areas of expertise: Papua New Guinea, nationalism, globalization, mass media, material culture, and mass consumption.
In the News
Past Horizons Archaeology News
Hidden in Plain Sight – Rediscovering Cultural Treasures from the Pacific Islands
February 25, 2011
Robert Foster has studied the cultures and history of Papua New Guinea for more than 25 years. He is currently working on one of the largest museum collections of artifacts from that country and other regions in the South Pacific: the P. G. T. Black Collection at the Buffalo Museum of Science. In addition to his work in Papua New Guinea, Foster is an authority on nationalism, globalization, mass media, material culture and mass consumption.