Lamont Lindstrom

Lamont Lindstrom

Kendall Professor of AnthropologyUndergraduate AdvisorCoordinator, Museum Studies CertificateHarwell Hall  2nd Floor
lamont-lindstrom@utulsa.eduPersonal PageVita

Lamont Lindstrom is Kendall Professor of Anthropology and the undergraduate advisor for anthropology at the University of Tulsa where he continues his South Pacific research interests in local knowledge systems, governance, the drug kava (Piper methysticum), millenarian movements, globalization, and the ethnohistory of the Pacific War. He is faculty advisor of the student group Bi, Lesbian, Gay, Transgendered Alliance and the Lambda Alpha student anthropology honor society. He is also a research partner in Q2 Consulting, LLC, that applies quantitative and qualitative research methods to solve contemporary business and organizational research problems including program evaluation, needs assessment, and analysis of customer needs, understandings, and satisfaction.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • AB Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley, 1975
  • MA Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley, 1976
  • PhD Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley, 1981

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Rhodes College (Memphis, TN)
  • University of Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby, PNG)
  • University of California, Berkeley

Professional Affiliations

  • Royal Anthropological Institute
  • American Anthropological Association
  • Pacific History Association
  • Assn. for Social Anthropology in Oceania
  • The Polynesian Society

Courses Taught at TU

  • Foundations of Linguistics (ANTH 2023)
  • Patterns of Culture: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 2043)
  • Sociolinguistics (ANTH 3123)
  • Anhropology and Literature (ANTH 3163)
  • Gender across Cultures (ANTH 3173)
  • Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion (ANTH 3443)
  • Contemporary and Emerging Issues (HON 3013)
  • Globalization (SOC 4823)

Awards & Recognition

  • Visting Fellowship at the Kagoshima University Research Center for the South Pacific in Kyushu, Japan.
  • Visiting Fellowship at the MacMillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies of Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Visiting fellowship at the East-West Center, the Center for Pacific Islands Studies (University of Hawaii).
  • World Austronesian Visiting Scholar at Tsinghua University in Hsinchu, Taiwan.


  • History and Anthropology
    (in press) Geoffrey Gorer and Féral Benga: A Collaboration. 2013
  • Across the World with the Johnsons: Visual Culture and Empire in the Twentieth Century
    (in press) Century (written with Fiona Paisley and Prudence Ahrens).Farnham (UK): Ashgate. 2013
  • Cultural Anthropology and Linguistics
    National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Review Panel member
  • Vanuatu Migrant Lives in Village and Town
    (in press) Vanuatu Migrant Lives in Village and Town. Ethnology. 2012
  • Tannese: Local Perspectives on Settlement Life in Port Vila, Vanuatu
    Urban(e). Journal de la Société des Océanistes 133:18-29. 2011/12
  • Made in Oceania: Social Movements, Cultural Heritage and the State in the Pacific
    Personhood, Cargo, and Melanesian Social Unities. In E. Hviding and K. Rio (eds.), , pp. 253-272. Oxford: Sean Kingston.
  • Changing Contexts - Shifting Meanings: Transformations of Cultural Traditions in Oceania
    Naming and Memory on Tanna, Vanuatu. In E. Hermann (ed.),pp. 141-156. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. 2011
  • Grammars from the South Pacific
    Reviews in Anthropolology. 2009.
  • Transformations in Melanesian Kastom
    Anthropological Forum 18. 2008.
  • Survivor Vanuatu: Myths of Matriarchy Revisited
    The Contemporary Pacific 19:162-174. 2007.