Fraser Macdonald is a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. His research examines the influence of evangelical-Pentecostal Christianity in Melanesia and how it interacts with indigenous cultural frameworks. Fraser's current research project examines the explosion of intense revival movements across Melanesia during the 1970s. Prior to this his research has been focused on the Oksapmin people (Papua New Guinea) and how their lives have been remade by conversion to Christianity.
Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Melanesia
Fieldwork in Oksapmin 2009-present; fieldwork in Malaita, Solomon Islands, 2019-2020; fieldwork in Western Highlands, Eastern Highlands, and East New Britain, 2022.
forthcoming. 2022. “A Thousand Eruptions: Religious Intensification in Melanesia and Beyond.” Religion and Society.
2022. “Rapture Music: Intensity and Eschatology within Christian Revival Movements.” Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory.
2021. “The politics of Pentecostal-charismatic Christianity: Religious language, charismatic authority, and temporality in a Melanesian revival movement.” History and Anthropology.