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Institute of Advanced Study

Dr Sophia Labadi

COFUND Senior Research Fellow at Durham University College (October – December 2012)

Dr Sophia Labadi is a Lecturer in Heritage and Archaeology for the University of Kent, England. Previously she held various posts in the Culture, Social and Human Science Sectors at UNESCO (Paris), a Fellowship position at Stanford Archaeology Centre and was also a Getty Conservation Guest Scholar. She has published extensively and her latest book ‘UNESCO, Cultural Heritage and Outstanding Universal Value’ (AltaMira Press) is due out in December 2012.

Dr Labadi was nominated by Dr Robert Witcher (Archaeology) and Prof. Chris Scarre (Archaeology). During her Policy and Enterprise Fellowship Dr Labadi will work with Dr Witcher and Prof. Hingley to investigate how transboundary and frontier World Cultural Heritage Centres can contribute to peace building.

“This Fellowship had a great impact on my thinking. It enabled me to develop my thinking further on ideas related to heritage, peace and frontiers.”

Dr Sophia Labadi, University of Kent