I am a Senior Lecturer in Heritage and Archaeology at the University of Kent. I am also currently a Leadership Fellow, funded by the AHRC (the Arts and Humanities Research Council) until July 2020 for a project on ‘Rethinking Heritage for Development’.
I was a fellow at the Getty Conservation Institute (2006-7), Stanford University (2010-11), Durham University (2012), Manchester Museum (2014) and the National Gallery of Denmark (2014).
My work has received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Artswork, the European Cultural Foundation, the Charles de Gaulle Foundation, English Heritage, and the Swedish National Heritage Board. I received the 2008 Cultural Policy Research Award.
I am an affiliated researcher at the Centre for Applied Heritage at Linnaeus University (Sweden) and sit on the editorial board of Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development and Heritage and Society.
Some of my publications are available on Academia.edu
You can contact me at: sophialabadi at gmail.com