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Robert J. Foster

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.

Press contact:
Monique Patenaude
(585) 276-3693

Related Links:
Robert Foster Home Page
Researcher Page

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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.