James Flexner is a Senior Lecturer in Historical Archaeology and Heritage at the University of Sydney. His main research interests are in landscape archaeology and historical archaeology, with a geographic focus on Oceania.
His doctoral research, undertaken at University of California, Berkeley, was a study of the landscapes of the 19th century leprosarium at Kalawao, Moloka’i in the Hawaiian Islands. Since then, he has focused his research efforts on fieldwork projects in Vanuatu. His major research project from 2011-2015 was an analysis of mission sites and surrounding Melanesian landscapes during the era of early Christian contacts on the islands of Erromango and Tanna.