Paige West

Paige West is an anthropologist who writes about the intertwining of indigenous epistemic practices and European epistemic practices. She has conducted research in Papua New Guinea for the last twenty years. Her books include, Dispossession and the Environment: Rhetoric and Inequality in Papua New Guinea (Columbia, 2016), From Modern Production to Imagined Primitive: The World of Coffee from Papua New Guinea(Duke, 2012), and Conservation is our Government now: The Politics of Ecology in Papua New Guinea (Duke 2006). She is the co-founder of the Papua New Guinea Institute for Biological Research and The Rovian Salwara Skul.