Dr Jess Marinaccio is a Technical Support Officer for the Government of Tuvalu.
Jess has completed her PhD studies in Pacific Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She received a Master’s in Chinese literature from National Taiwan University and later worked as an interpreter for the Tuvalu Embassy in Taiwan.
Jess’s research focused on Tuvalu–Taiwan cultural diplomacy, as well as understandings of diplomacy and indigeneity in Taiwan and its Pacific allies. She has published relevant articles and book chapters in Issues & Studies, Asia Pacific Viewpoint, the ANU Department of Pacific Affairs In Brief series, International Journal of Taiwan Studies, The Contemporary Pacific, and The China Alternative – Changing Regional Order in the Pacific Islands.