Dr. Hugo DeBlock holds an MA in Art History (UGent 1999), an advanced MA in the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (U of East Anglia 2003), and a Ph.D. in Anthropology (U of Melbourne 2013). In addition, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Universities of California at Berkeley (1999-2000) and Chicago (2003). He has carried out extensive fieldwork in Vanuatu, Southwest Pacific, in 2006, 2008, and from 20009 to 2011. In 2013-14 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology at Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main. His most recent research focusses on visual anthropology, film, and representation (Zanzibar International Film Festival 2017) and Tanzania, as a member of Vlir Uos and in collaboration between UGent and Mzumbe University, Morogoro, Tanzania. His areas of research include material culture and art from Africa and the Pacific, museum anthropology, colonialism and missionization, and the anthropology of tourism, with main research foci on Vanuatu and Tanzania.