Teaching in Gordon Square

I am currently Assistant Professor (Universitair Docent) in the Arts and Culture Department of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam. In this role I design and co-ordinate core modules across various masters level programmes, including Museum Studies, Heritage and Memory Studies, and Art and Performance Research. I am chair of the Programme Committee for Heritage Studies. I have also designed the electives Contemporary Art and the Anthropocene (BA) and Rethinking Sustainability In and Through Arts and Culture (MA).

In May 2022 I was named Lecturer of the Year for the Faculty of Humanities as part of a university wide competition organised by students. 

Prior to taking up my current role I led or contributed to various aspects of teaching on heritage, memory and museums at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. This included co-coordinating the intensive Masters level course Cultural Memory, organising a special workshop on Heritage Research Methods for early stage doctoral researchers, and acting as a Teaching Assistant on the courses Critical Perspectives on Cultural Heritage and Heritage, Globalisation and Development. 

I have been invited to deliver guest lectures at various institutions, including The University of Stirling (UK), The Open University (UK), Humboldt University (Germany), and Chapman University (USA).

I have supervised around 25 Masters level dissertations on various subjects related to heritage and museums.

I am available to supervise doctoral research in the following areas:

  • Critical heritage studies and heritage theory
  • Heritage, museums and the Anthropocene
  • Museological responses to the climate crisis
  • Heritage and photography
  • Creative heritage practice and the arts
  • Immersive and experiential approaches to heritage interpretation
  • Ecological and posthumanist perspectives on heritage and museums