Executive Team

Ashley Meredith, Executive Director 

Ashley has background in cultural anthropology, applied linguistics, Spanish languages and literature, and eco-tourism baseline studies. She works primarily in the Federated States of Micronesia, where her role as National Cultural Anthropologist supports all five Historic Preservation Offices in the FSM through ethnographic capacity building and research. This includes ethnographic evaluations, inventory assessments, and design of a research protocol for each FSM State.


Meredith, A. Forthcoming. “Federated States of Micronesia.” In Asia: An Encyclopedia of Culture and Society. Chandana Mitra and Xinyue Ye (Co-Editors). 3 volumes.

Meredith, A., Fazzino, D., Walter, R., and Kohler, A. Forthcoming. Round Table on Intangible and Underwater Cultural Heritage Data (I/UCH) Collection in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). Brian Fahy, Sila Tripati, and Hans Van Tilburg, Eds. Proceedings of the 2020 Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage. Keelung, Taiwan. 2-6 November, 2020.

Meredith, A., 2017. Political action as pedagogy:‘Forgotten knowledge is useless’ Noelani Goodyear‐Ka’ōpua. 2013. The seeds we planted: Portraits of a native Hawaiian charter school. Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press, 321 pp., USD $25.00, pbk, ISBN: 9780816680481. Asia Pacific Viewpoint58(1), pp.124-125.

Alexander, A., Alejandro Montiel-Ishino, F., Meredith, A. and Evans, J.A., 2012. A Transdisciplinary Preservation Project of Andean Cultural Heritage. International Journal of the Inclusive Museum5(4).

2010. Imagings and Imaginings of Hawaiian Identity: Cultural Sustainability on the Island of Hawai’i. The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, 6(5), 161-176.

Meredith, A., 2010. Imaging and Imaginings of Hawaiianness in the Contemporary Hawaiian Islands (Doctoral dissertation).