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This cluster examines how people, cultural practices and events are remembered, represented and memorialized (or forgotten) both cross-culturally and across time and space.

Researchers investigate the oftentimes contested meanings of heritage-making practices (e.g. museums, archaeological heritage sites, modern nationalist spectacles), and how particular sociocultural identities, such as nationalism, ethnicity, gender, and race, among others, are produced and destabilized.

photo of Tracy Prowse

Tracy Prowse

Ph.D., Anthropology, McMaster University2001


(she/her); Associate Professor; Associate Dean Academic, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Shanti Morell-Hart

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley2011


Associate Professor