University of Amsterdam

Dr Chiara de Cesari (Co-I)

Chiara De Cesari is Associate Professor in European Studies and Cultural Studies at the University of Amsterdam. She is the author of Heritage and the Cultural Struggle for Palestine (2019, Stanford University Press), and co-editor of Transnational Memories (de Gruyter, 2014, with Ann Rigney) and European Memory in Populism: Representations of Self and Other (2019, Routledge, with Ayhan Kaya). She has published widely in journals such as Current AnthropologyAmerican AnthropologistMuseum AnthropologyStudies in Ethnicity and NationalismMemory Studies and the International Journal of Middle East Studies. Her research focuses on memory, heritage and cultural politics, and how they intersect with current transformations of the nation-state form; memories of colonialism and cultural racism in Europe; the transnational museum; Palestine/Israel. Her most recent project explores the globalization of contemporary art and forms of creative institutionalism and statecraft.