Liana Chua

Liana Chua is Reader in Anthropology at Brunel University London. She is a social anthropologist who has worked with indigenous Bidayuh communities in Malaysian Borneo since 2003, looking at religious conversion, ethnic politics, resettlement, development and environmental change. Her current research explores the social, political, cultural, aesthetic and other ‘human’ dimensions of the global nexus of orangutan conservation. She also leads an anthropology-conservation collaboration that uses ethnography to understand and mitigate the problem of orangutan killing in rural Borneo. Her particular interests are: human-wildlife conflict and coexistence, different social-cultural perceptions of orangutans, and the moral and political infrastructures of biodiversity conservation.

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