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     PhD (Anthropology) Stanford University

     MA (Cultural and Social Anthropology) Stanford University

     MA (Principles of Conservation) University College London

     BA (Archaeology) University of Cambridge

Assistant Professor, Department of Art History and senior honorary lecturer at the Institute of Archaeology of University College London. She is currently serving in the Executive Committee of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies.

Dr Rico's areas of research in critical heritage studies include risk, Islamic materiality, ethnography and the vernacularization of heritage discourses and expertise and heritage ethics. Her current research projects focus on the mobilization of Islamic values in the Arabian Peninsula and the study of heritage and secrecy in South America. She is co-editor of Cultural Heritage in the Arabian Peninsula (Ashgate, 2014) and Heritage Keywords: Rhetoric and Redescription in Cultural Heritage (University Press of Colorado, 2015); as well as author of Constructing Destruction: Heritage narratives in the tsunami city (UCL Institute of Archaeology Critical Cultural Heritage Series, Routledge 2016). She is also founding editor of the series Heritage Studies in the Muslim World (Palgrave Macmillan) and editor of the first volume of the series, The Making of Islamic Heritage: Muslim Pasts and Heritage Presents (2017).

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Katharine Woodhouse-Beyer

 PhD (Anthropology) Brown University

MPhil (European Archaeology) University of Oxford

BA (Anthropology) Bryn Mawr College

Lecturer and Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty, Department of Art History. Principal/Senior Archaeologist, Archaeological Survey and Historic Preservation Consulting.

Dr Woodhouse-Beyer’s research interests include cultural heritage studies, historical archaeology, cultural resource management, Native North American ethnography and archaeology, circumpolar ethnography and archaeology, museology and material culture studies, ethnohistory; European archaeology (Bronze Age - Early Medieval), archaeological conservation, archaeology of gender, ethnicity, and colonialism; public archaeology; heritage and tourism; anthropological and archaeological ethics; anthropology and archaeology of death.

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 Rui Gomes Coelho

PhD (Anthropology) Binghamton University

MA (History and Archaeology) New University of Lisbon, Portugal

BA (History and Archaeology) New University of Lisbon, Portugal

Rui Gomes Coelho is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies program at the Department of Art History, Rutgers University. He is an archaeologist interested in historical archaeology, archaeology of the contemporary, critical heritage and photography. His current interests are driven by a fascination with the sensorial constitution of alternative modernities, and for marginal communities who mobilize material culture against traditional, nationalist-oriented approaches to heritage. He has been collaborating with archaeological projects based in the U.S., Portugal, Brazil, Germany, and Spain. Recent publications include “An Empire of Clay: Ceramics and Discipline in the Early Modern Portuguese Empire” in the volume Practicing Materiality, edited by Dr. Ruth Van Dyke with the University of Arizona Press, 2015 and the essay “The Garden of Refugees”, published by the Journal of Contemporary Archaeology, 2017. As a photographer, Dr. Coelho participated in several individual and collective shows in the U.S., U.K. and Portugal.


Advisory Committee

Archer St. Clair Harvey

 PhD (Art History) Princeton University

Professor Emerita in the Department of Art History and founding Director of CHAPS (2009-2016). [More]


David Listokin

 PhD Rutgers University

Distinguished Professor, Edward J. Boustein School of Planning and Public Policy and Co-Director of the Center for Urban Policy Research. [More]


Tod Marder

 PhD (Art History) Columbia University

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Art History, and founding Director of the Certificate in Historic Preservation (2003- 2009).[More]


Andy Urban                          

PhD (History) University of Minnesota

Assistant Professor in the American Studies and History Departments. [More]


Dr. Kristin O'Brassill-Kulfan

PhD (History) University of Leicester

Coordinator & Instructor of Public History. History Department. [More]


Anette Freytag

PhD (Science and Technological Studies), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
(ETH Zurich)

Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture. [More]



Associate Members of the Graduate Faculty


Jessica Brown                                 

M.A. (Inter­na­tional Devel­op­ment) Clark Uni­ver­sity

Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the New Eng­land Bio­labs Foun­da­tion. Member of the World Conservation Union (IUCN) World Com­mis­sion on Pro­tected Areas (WCPA) and Chair of its Pro­tected Land­scapes Spe­cial­ist Group. [More]


Ian Burrow                            

Ph.D. (History and Archaeology) University of Birmingham                 

Fellow, Society of Antiquaries of London; Registered Professional Archaeologist; Vice President and Principal Archaeologist, Hunter Research, Inc.[More]


Meredith Bzdak                                

PhD (American Art and Architecture) Rutgers University

Partner, Mills + Schnoering Architects, LLC; Architectural Historian.


Michael Bzdak                                  

Ph.D. (Art History) Rutgers University

Executive Director Worldwide Contributions at Johnson & Johnson. [More]


Brian Daniels                                    

Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania

Director of research and programs for the Penn Cultural Heritage Center at the University of Pennsylvania Museum [More]


Mark Hewitt

M.Arch University of Pennsylvania

Principal Architect, Mark Alan Hewitt Architects; formerly Associate Professor of Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology. [More]


Cynthia M. Jacob                             

J.D. Yale University, and Ph.D. (Art History) Rutgers University.

Senior Counsel to Fisher & Phillips LLP. [More]


Michael Mills                                    

M.S. (Historic Preservation) Columbia University

Partner, Mills + Schnoering Architects, LLC, Registered Architect. [More]


Ken Taylor                                        

MLArch (Research) University of Melbourne

Adjunct Professor Emeritus, Research School of Humanities, The Australian National University. Formerly Professor of Landscape Architecture and Co-Director Cultural Heritage Research Centre, University of Canberra. Appointed Emeritus Professor December 2002.[More]


Katharine Woodhouse-Beyer         

PhD (Anthropology) Brown University

Assistant Director of CHAPS, see above.


Department of Art History
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