Elisabeth Niklasson

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Postdoctoral Scholar
Building 500, Room 214

Elisabeth Niklasson is a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford Archaeology Center. She received her PhD in archaeology from Stockholm University in 2016 and her MA from Gothenburg University in 2009. Her upcoming research examines the links between European Union and UNESCO heritage regimes, particularly in relation to the new EU initiative of the European Heritage Label. By approaching funding schemes, political events and bureaucratic practices as sites for heritage making – combining ethnography, discourse- and network analysis – her research explores the tension between an explicitly “EUropean” past and Western ideas of the universal value of heritage.