DUCIGS RETHINKING DIPLOMACY PROGRAM FELLOW
Claudia Liuzza is an anthropologist and archaeologist with interests in cultural heritage diplomacy, institutional ethnography, bureaucracies, heritage politics, global heritage philanthropy and public archaeology. Her doctoral dissertation focused on a long-term ethnographic and archival research of the political and financial challenges of the 1972 UNESCO World Heritage Convention. Her work highlights the faltering of post-WWII ideals, integral to the UN and its specialized agencies, of an intergovernmental responsibility for rebuilding and rehabilitation. Her work offers an object lesson about the challenges of enforcing a collective duty for issues of global relevance. Claudia’s international research experience includes fieldwork in Egypt, India, China and Jordan. She is a founding member and former coordinator of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Interpretation and Presentation of Cultural Heritage Sites.
Claudia received her doctorate and master’s in Anthropology from Stanford University. She also has a Laurea cum Laude in Conservation of Cultural Heritage from the University of Pisa.