Tammy Tabe

Dr. Tammy Tabe

B.A., and P.G.D., University of the South Pacific
M.A., University of Hawai’i, Manoa
Ph.D. University of Bergen

Tammy Tabe is an Oceania Research Fellow at East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. She previously taught as a Lecturer at the Pacific Center for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD), University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji. She is affiliated with the Center for Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, and member of the Bergen Pacific Studies Research Group. She supports development of regional and national policies through her membership in the Technical Advisory Group administered by the United Nations Office of Human Rights in Fiji and is also a member of the Steering Committee of TODA and the Solomon Islands Resettlement Policy Advisory Committee.

Tabe’s research is inter-disciplinary with core interests in Marine and Coastal fisheries management, Climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation in the Pacific Islands, Eco-system Based adaptation, climate change loss and damage, Colonial legacies of forced relocation and displacement of Pacific Islands communities, Climate change migration and displacement, Diaspora and Identity, Vulnerability and Risk Assessments, Gender Studies, Labor migration, Cultural Anthropology, and Indigenous knowledge and epistemology. She works collectively with international, regional, national agencies and local communities to inform policies and decision-making governing climate change migration and displacement, state-led planned relocation, risk assessments using Pacific epistemology. 


Research Program, East West Center

Honolulu, Hawaii

Phone: 808-944-7512

Email: tabet@eastwestcenter.org