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Prof Laurajane Smith

Prof Laurajane Smith

Affiliated Member, Cambridge Heritage Research Centre

Professor and Director of the Centre of Heritage and Museum Studies, School of Archaeology and Anthropology, College of Arts and Social Sciences, The Australian National University, Canberra.


Biography:

Laurajane has been the Director of the Centre of Heritage and Museum Studies at the Australian National University since 2014. She is editor of the International Journal of Heritage Studies and series general editor with Professor William Logan of Key Issues in Cultural Heritage (Routledge). Prior to arriving at the ANU in 2010, she held the position of Reader in heritage studies at the University of York, UK, where she directed the MA in Cultural Heritage Management for nine years. Originally from Sydney, she taught Indigenous Studies at the University of New South Wales (1995-2000), and heritage and archaeology at Charles Sturt University (1990-1995). She also worked as a heritage consultant in south-eastern Australia during the 1980s.

Laurajane's research interests include understanding the way heritage is used as a cultural tool in the process of remembering, forgetting and identity construction; the re-theorisation of heritage; the politics of heritage; the interplay between class and heritage; multiculturalism and heritage representation; community heritage; heritage tourism and heritage public policy and the cultural politics of identity.