Anne-Marie Wanamp

Anne-Marie Wanamp


MA (Literature) – University of Sydney, Australia 
Grad Certificate in American Studies. University of Illinois at Chicago, USA. 
Grad Dip Educational Policy Admin –Monash University, Australia 
M TESOL - Monash University, Australia 
B Ed. (Language and Literature) -UPNG, Port Moresby 
DipST University of Papua New Guinea – Goroka Campus (GTC) 

Areas of teaching

Modern Western Literature
Papua New Guinea Literature
South Pacific literature
Postcolonial Literature
Oral Literature


The University of Goroka
P.O Box 1078
GOROKA 441, Eastern Highlands Province
Papua New Guinea
Phone: (+675) 531 1864 


Papua New Guinean. Have taught in the high schools and national high school (Grades 7-12) teaching English, Literature , World Religions & Music before joining UPNG- Goroka Campus in 1994 as a lecturer up to the present.

Research Interest/Background

Various disciplines of Language, Literature and Culture. Language and Oral Literature Documentation. Sociolinguistics . Social, Cultural and Women Issues.

Current Research Involvements
“Reawakening Students’ Appreciation of their Cultural Heritage Through Sociolinguistics”.

Research Done
· Using Literature to Facilitate Better Reading Comprehension and Language Proficiency of ESL High School Students in Papua New Guinea. (Unpublished)
· “Post-colonial Discourse and Language Use in Papua New Guinean Fiction.”(Unpublished)

Postgraduate Students Research - Examination
· Master of Philosophy Research. Investigating the Influence of Tok Pisin on the Learning of English in Papua New Guinea Secondary Schools. (2013)
· Education Honors Research, ”Factors Impending Women From Becoming Secondary School Principals in the Southern Highlands Province.” (2007)
· Education Honors Research,” The Impact of Tok Pisin on English Speaking Bilinguals.” (2006)
· Education Honors Research, ”Factors Hindering Women in Headship Positions in Southern Highlands Province Schools. A Case Study.” (2005)
· Education Honors Research,” Factors Affecting Girl’s Education in the Highlands Region of Papua New Guinea”. (2004)


Papers Presented& Workshops Attended(Since 2000)
1. International Learning Exchange Workshop on Climate Change and Biocultural Heritage. Tajikistan, 2015.
2. The Indigenous Mountain Communities Initiative Workshop, Bhutan, 2014.
3. “Tok Pisin – Both as an Asset and a Liability for Papua New Guinea”, International Workshop on Papuan Languages, Manokwari, State University of Papua, - Indonesia. (2014)
4. “The Endangered Oral Languages of PNG & the SP as Postcolonial States: the aftermath of colonialism”. The Bhasha Vasudha: Global Languages Meet (Badodara), India. (2012)
5. “Collecting Oral Literature through the Courses Taught at the University of Goroka, Papua New Guinea”, International conference on: Strengthening language maintenance through cooperative training strategies. Melbourne University. Australia. (2011)
6. “The Experiences of Basic Oral language Documentation (BOLD) at the University of Goroka, Papua New Guinea”, International conference of the Consortium on Training in Language Documentation and Conservation Planning Group Meet in Tokyo, Japan. (2010)
7. “The Voice for the Lost: The Exiles Within”, International Conference on: Poetics of Exile: University of Auckland, New Zealand. (2003)
8. “Language Discourse in Papua New Guinean Literature,” Faculty of Humanities Conference, University of Goroka. (2000)