Industrial heritage and (post)industrial communities
I am an interdisciplinary researcher with an interest in the transformation of (post)industrial sites, heritage, landscape and communities. My current research focuses primarily on the material, social and political dimensions of post-industrial landscape and sites, integrating archaeological techniques with a range of perspectives and methods from the social sciences including historical research, photography, and ethnography. I have a particular interest in the relationship between memory and places of former industry, a theme which is taken up in my edited volume Reanimating Industrial Spaces: Conducting Memory Work in Post-Industrial Spaces.
I am currently an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, based at the Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany. My current project –Lighting the Ruhr / Die Beleuchtung der Ruhr is studying the use of light and lighting technology at industrial heritage sites in the Ruhrgebiet.
Affiliations and Memberships
- Humbolt Research Fellow, Ruhr Universität Bochum
- Honorary Research Associate, UCL Institute of Archaeology
- Grants and Prizes Officer, Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology
- Standing Committee member, CHAT (Contemporary and Historical Archaeology in Theory)
- Network member, Centre for Audio-Visual Study and Practice in Archaeology, UCL Institute of Archaeology
- Research Associate, Centre for Applied Archaeology, UCL Institute of Archaeology
- Member, International Committee for the Conservation of Industrial Heritage (TICCHI)
- Member, Association for Critical Heritage Studies