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Before joining the Cambridge as Teaching Associate in Heritage Studies, Rachael was British Academy postdoctoral researcher at the School of Archaeology, University of Oxford. Her recently completed research project, ‘Made in Migration’, looked at the role of material culture in situations of contemporary forced displacement in Europe (2018-2022).

Rachael received her PhD from the Department of Archaeology at the University of York in 2014. Her doctoral research involved developing pioneering methodologies for working archaeologically with homeless people, documenting how heritage can function in socially useful and transformative ways. This research was shortlisted for The Times Higher Education Widening Participation Award 2012. Her monograph ‘Homeless Heritage’ was published by Oxford University Press in 2017 and it won the Society of Historical Archaeology’s prestigious James Deetz Book Award 2019. Rachael was College Advisor at St Antony’s College, Oxford and she is an elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, London.  

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Teaching Associate, Department of Archaeology
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