A Companion to Heritage Studies
A Companion to Heritage Studies
Notes on Contributors
George Okello Abungu is Associate Professor of Heritage Studies at the University of Mauritius, fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, and Visiting Professor of Applied Anthropology, University of Florida. A former director-general of the National Museums of Kenya, he is currently vice-president of ICOM and member of the international jury of the UNESCO Melina Mercouri International Prize for the Safeguard and Management of Cultural Landscapes. He has published widely in the areas of archaeology, heritage, and museology.
Natsuko Akagawa is Lecturer at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Australia. She has undertaken heritage projects in Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, China, Macau SAR, and the Netherlands, and was a research fellow at East-West Centre, Hawaii. She is currently vice-president of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage. Among her publications is Heritage Conservation and Japan's Cultural Diplomacy: Heritage, National Identity and National Interest (2014).
Zeynep Aygen is Professor and chair at the Environmental Studies and Control Discipline, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul, Turkey. She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation, both in the United Kingdom. Her research explores opportunities for physical and social sustainability in a cross-cultural context through conservation policies and their application.
Melissa F. Baird is Assistant Professor of Anthropology in the Social Sciences Department, Michigan Technological University. Her research seeks to broaden our understanding of global heritage and environmental politics, especially how heritage intersects with indigenous rights and environmental protection.
O. Hugo Benavides is Professor of Anthropology, Latin American and Latino studies, and International Political Economy and Development, Fordham University, New York. He is the editor and author of numerous articles and books on Latin American culture, politics, and history, including Making Ecuadorian Histories: Four Centuries of Defining Power (2004).
Kristal Buckley is Lecturer in Cultural Heritage at Deakin University's Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific, Melbourne, Australia. Her interests include evolving forms of global cultural heritage practice, and heritage institutions and knowledge practices. She has been a vice-president of ICOMOS and a member of the ICOMOS delegation to the World Heritage Committee since 2007.
Christina Cameron holds the Canada Research Chair on Built Heritage at the University of Montreal, Canada. She previously served as an executive with Parks Canada for thirty-five years. Involved with World Heritage since 1987, she carries out research on the history of the World Heritage Convention, and directs the World Heritage Oral Archives program.
Gary Campbell is an independent scholar based in Canberra, Australia. He has a background in sociology, political studies, and industrial relations. He is co-editor of the book Heritage, Labour and the Working Classes , and has co-authored work with Laurajane Smith on issues of representation and recognition of working-class heritage and de-industrialization.
Benjamin Chan is a member of the Political Science Department at the National University of Singapore. His research interests include humanitarianism, post-conflict reconciliation, and post-disaster relief and reconstruction. He has conducted fieldwork in mainland Southeast Asia and in Central America.
Andrea Connor is a research associate with the Transforming Cultures Research Center at the University of Technology, Sydney. She is a sociocultural researcher working across the field