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Lyndon Fraser 

Research Fellow

Lyndon Fraser

Lyndon is an anthropologist and historian currently teaching at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch. His passion for exhibitions and material culture started early and he holds my grandparents and Canterbury Museum equally responsible for my lifetime interest in the past and in storytelling. 

After beginning his professional career at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, he has been involved in various projects which range from two prize-winning books on aspects of the Irish diaspora to the award-winning television series One Land and an episode of the successful on-line Kiwi Sceptics series (for Air New Zealand) that featured comedian Rhys Darby. His primary research focuses on death, magic, and witchcraft, but he still finds time to explore topics in other fields such as migration, ethnicity and fashion. He is the Co-Editor (with Linda Bryder) of The New Zealand Journal of History and sits on the International Advisory Board for Irish Historical Studies.


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