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Dr Cristina Clopot

Postdoctoral Researcher

Faculty and Department

  • Research and Enterprise
  • Institutes

Qualifications

  • PhD (Heriot-Watt University)

Summary

Dr Cristina Clopot joined the ECHOES (European Colonial Heritage Modalities in Entangled Cities) Horizon 2020 research project as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Hull Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation in March 2019.

Prior to joining the Wilberforce Institute Cristina contributed to the Horizon 2020-funded project, CoHERE (Critical Heritages of Europe: Performing and Representing Identities), as a Research Associate at the Intercultural Research Centre (Heriot-Watt University, UK).

Cristina obtained her PhD in November 2017 (Heriot-Watt University, UK) for an interdisciplinary thesis analyzing heritage processes in the community of Russian Old Believers in Romania in the post-socialist period.

Cristina also coordinates the Association of Critical Heritage Studies’ Intangible Cultural Network and is a founding member of its Early Career Researchers Network. She is also an Associate Editor for the Anthropological Journal of European Societies (AJEC) published by Berghahn, with responsibilities for the social media activities of the journal.

Book Chapter

European Capitals of Culture: Discourses of Europeanness in the cases of Valletta, Plovdiv and Galway

Clopot, C., & Strani, K. (2019). European Capitals of Culture: Discourses of Europeanness in the cases of Valletta, Plovdiv and Galway. In U. Kockel, C. Clopot, B. Tjarve, & M. {Nic Craith} (Eds.), Heritage and Festivals in Europe: Performing IdentitiesRoutledge

Liminal identities of migrant groups: the Old Russian believers of Romania

Clopot, C. E. (2016). Liminal identities of migrant groups: the Old Russian believers of Romania. In D. Downey, I. Kinane, & E. Parker (Eds.), Landscapes of liminality :between space and place, 153-176. Rowman & Littlefield

Journal Article

At the limits of cultural heritage rights? The Glasgow Bajuni Campaign and the UK immigration system: a case study

Hill, E. C., Nic Craith, M., & Clopot, C. (2018). At the limits of cultural heritage rights? The Glasgow Bajuni Campaign and the UK immigration system: a case study. International Journal of Cultural Property, 25(1), 35-58. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0940739118000024

Ambiguous attachments and industrious nostalgias: heritage narratives of Russian Old Believers in Romania

Clopot, C. E. (2017). Ambiguous attachments and industrious nostalgias: heritage narratives of Russian Old Believers in Romania. Anthropological Journal of European Cultures, 26(2), 31-51. https://doi.org/10.3167/ajec.2017.260204

Weaving the past in a fabric: Old Believers' traditional costume

Clopot, C. E. (2016). Weaving the past in a fabric: Old Believers' traditional costume. Folklore, 66, 115-132. https://doi.org/10.7592/FEJF2016.66.clopot

Research interests

Cristina’s past work has focused on different aspects of heritage, especially in connection to intangible cultural heritage and ethnic/minority heritages as well as European heritage-making practices and narratives. In the frame of the ECHOES project her interests focus on heritage diplomacy.

Awards and prizes

The Estella Canziani Post-Graduate Bursary for Research

2014

The Bursary is intended to support the research aspects of an applicant’s programme of study. Offered yearly by The Folklore Society.

Committee/Steering group role

Network Co-coordinator

2016

Founding member and co-coordinator of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies' Early Career Researchers' Network.

Network Coordinator

2018

Network coordinator for the Association of Critical Heritage Studies' Intangible Cultural Heritage Network.

Journal editorial role

Associate Editor

2017

Associate Editor (Social Media) of the Anthropological Journal of European Cultures

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Associate Fellow

2015

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Other

Unsettled Transmission Processes of Tradition – The Old Believers in Romania

2018

Invited Research Seminar at the University of Lincoln (7 November 2018).