Alphonse Aime

         Dr. Alphonse Aime

          Head of Department

          Department of Communication Arts

          Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

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Tel: (675) 4222937  Ext: 879
(675) 4222812


Location: PGIR Building/ Rm 124

Research interest:

His research interest is in the area of cultural anthropology, community, values, and development issues. 

Research Profile:

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Alphonse Aime is from East Sepik in Papua New Guinea. He obtained his doctorate in 2015 in anthropology from the University Queensland in Australia. The focus of his study was on material culture especially on relationship of people with objects. He worked as General Editor of Melanesian Institute’s publications in Goroka for nine years.  He obtained his BA in Communication studies from Southern Queensland University Australia in 2,000 and joined Divine Word University in 2002 as lecturer with Communication Arts Department. He is currently designated as Senior Lecturer in Communication Arts and Head of the Department. His major research has been an Ethnographic study of slit-gongs or garamut.   He has presented papers in national and international conferences on relationships of objects and people.  

Research Projects:


Madang Campus

Divine Word University,

Allotment Portion 7,

Section Milinch Kranket,

Nabasa Road,

P.O Box 483,
Madang 511, Madang,
Papua New Guinea

[email protected]

Tel: (+675) 424 1800
       (+675) 422 2937
       (+675) 7111 0002

Port Moresby Campus

DWU POM Campus
PO Box 582
Konedobu, NCD 131

[email protected]

Tel: (+675) 325 5668
       (+675) 7091 5741


Wewak Campus

St. Benedict’s campus,
PO Box 542
Kaindi, Wewak, ESP 531

[email protected]

Tel: (+675) 456 2327
       (+675) 456 3243

Fax: (+675) 456 2331


Rabaul Campus

c/- OLSH Kabaleo
P.O. Box 138
Kokopo, ENB 613

[email protected]

Tel: (+675) 982 8213
Fax: (+675) 982 8339


Tabubil Campus

c/- DWU POM Campus
PO Box 582
Konedobu, NCD 131


Tel: (+675) 325 5668
       (+675) 7091 5741

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