Lecture Program

AIA Lecturer: Kathryn Lafrenz Samuels

Affiliation: University of Maryland

Kathryn Lafrenz Samuels is Assistant Professor of Anthropology with the University of Maryland, and holds her degrees from Stanford University (Ph.D.), the University of South Florida and Bryn Mawr College.  Her areas of specialization are cultural heritage and heritage management, the environment, climate change, and international development.  As a US-Norway Fulbright Scholar she conducted ethnographic research on climate science at the High North Research Centre for Climate and the Environment in Tromsø, Norway, and has also conducted heritage management and international development research in Tunisia and Morocco; she has conducted archaeological research on Sicily and Cyprus.  Professor Samuels’ forthcoming publications are Heritage Beyond Borders: Transnational Currents in Heritage Development and Politics (Springer), and Heritage Keywords: Rhetoric and Redescriptions in Cultural Heritage (editor with T. Rico, University Press of Colorado).

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