Thanks for visiting my blog site. I’ve been an archaeologist for some time, and have recently been thinking about how to make some of the amazing archaeological material we have more widely known about.
For instance, as my research focuses on mortuary practices from past, I’ve been looking at how this material can might be useful in facilitating conversations around death and dying today – see my Dying in the Past page for more details, including how to get involved.
I’m also interested in how representations of the past help inform our opinions and attitudes today, particularly around gender and identity, and how the past can help contribute to breaking down some of our biases and understandings of each other in the present. See my pages on Gender, and if you’re interested in the academic stuff, head to my publications page or my Academia.edu page.
I am lucky to be a Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Bradford – I love teaching, and firmly believe that teaching, research, and archaeological practice should relate to and feed into each other – which sounds obvious, but these areas are often segregated in academic practice. I am also passionate about equalling access to Higher Education, and have worked for the University of Manchester’s Widening Participation Team, and for the Higher Education Academy’s Subject Centre for History, Classics and Archaeology (based at Liverpool University), researching and working on topics including diversity and inclusivity.
Finally, I’m new to blogging, so keen to hear any opinions, and please feel free comment on any of the content you see here, or add to my list of Links (which desperately needs more interesting stuff added!)
Thanks for taking the time to read this. You can also follow me on Twitter @KarinaKTC