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Alisa Santikarn

Alisa Santikarn

Graduate Member, Cambridge Heritage Research Centre

PhD Student in Archaeology

PhD Title: Locating Conflicts in Conservation Values: The Heritage of Elephants in Thailand


I received my BA (Hons) in Human, Social and Political Science at the University of Cambridge in 2016, where I looked at conflicts between mineral and heritage rights in South Africa as part of my undergraduate dissertation. I then went on to do my MPhil in Archaeological Heritage and Museums. Over this year, the focus of my research was on similarities between natural resource and heritage management as I looked at notions of value in the Anthropocene.

I am continuing to look at the nature/culture relationship and conflicts in conservation values through my PhD, which is focused on my home country of Thailand and human-elephant relationships there.


Research Interests

  • Heritage Ecologies

  • Tangible & Intangible Heritage

  • Heritage Value

  • The Anthropocene


Research Supervision

PhD Supervised by: Dr. Dacia Viejo Rose