CEA's Assistant Academic Dean in Italy and Professor of Archaeology at our Global Campus in Rome, Dr. Kynourgiopoulou has completed her book chapter entitled National Identity Interrupted: The Mutilation of the Parthenon Marbles and the Greek Claim for Repatriation, which has been published and is ready for distribution at the end of next month. The chapter is part of the volume, Contested Cultural Heritage: Religion, Nationalism, Erasure, and Exclusion in a Global World, edited by Helaine Silverman, a leading scholar in Cultural Heritage studies.
Dr. Kynourgiopoulou is a native of Greece, and grew up near the base of the Athens Acropolis. The history of the Parthenon Marbles is, therefore, close to her heart and is representative of much of her personal interest and research. The topic of cultural heritage drives Dr. Kynourgiopoulou’s field work as well, as her archaeological digs in North African and Middle Eastern countries require her careful consideration for how cultural heritage can help growth in developing countries, along with issues of repatriation and cultural identity.
Recently, Dr. Kynourgiopoulou also was named co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology section on World Heritage and reviewer for the Heritage Cities and Sites volume on Social and Urban Scale.
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