- Heritage and society
Dr. Laia Colomer is an interdisciplinary researcher with a background in public archaeology and heritage studies. Her work focuses on the way heritage is involved in the process of remembering, meaning making, and construction of identity today, involving key concepts such as globalisation, multiple migration, mobilities, collective memory and heritage significance.
Drawing on the mobilities turn, the affect theory and the 2005 Faro Convention’s notion of heritage communities, her research nowadays explores how globalization is affecting the use and meaning of cultural heritage. Educated in Barcelona (PhD. in Prehistory Archaeology, UAB) and in London (MA in Public Archaeology, UCL), she has combined an academic career in Sweden, The Netherlands and Spain, with a professional career in cultural heritage management in Spain and Italy, including in both paths several European projects.
In the field of heritage management, she worked in city museums on the management of urban archaeological sites, and the politics of identity in archaeology. As an archaeologist she worked on gender and material culture, chaîne opératoire and pottery craft technology, and cultural landscapes.