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Alicia Stevens

Alicia Stevens

Graduate Member, Cambridge Heritage Research Centre

PhD Student in Archaeology

PhD title: Cultural Heritage, Remembrance and the Peace Process in Post-Junta Myanmar

Department of Archaeology
Downing Street

Cambridge CB2 3DZ


I am a PhD Researcher and Gates Cambridge Scholar in the Cambridge Heritage Research Centre.  Prior to Cambridge, I spent 15+ years in the cultural sector at the American Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian Institution.  My work has taken me to 100+ countries and I have a BA from the University of Michigan, an M.Sc. from Columbia University and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge.

I have travelled and worked in Myanmar since 2003, with the American Museum of Natural History and in collaboration with the Office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, to promote the protection of Myanmar’s natural and cultural heritage.  My PhD research at Cambridge investigates the ways that official and subaltern approaches to cultural heritage in post-sanctions, post-junta Myanmar affect public remembrance and, ultimately, how these approaches to heritage interact with the peace process.


Research Interests

  • post-conflict heritage studies
  • cultural heritage as a human right
  • heritage and national reconciliation
  • cultural policy and heritage management
  • museum studies and museum development


Research Supervision

Supervisor(s): Dr. Dacia Viejo-Rose

Advisor(s): Dr. Mark Elliott



I am involved in the teaching of the following courses:

(Upcoming Lent 2019)

G31: Management of Archaeological Heritage, Case Study: Post-regime and post-sanctions heritage in Myanmar


Key Publications

Stevens, A.V. (2016). International Partnerships for Museum Education. In: M. Seth and C. Reed, ed., Issues in Indian Museum Education: National Perspective, International Trends. Delhi: Agam Kala Prakashan, pp.111-131.