Cristina Sánchez-Carretero is a staff researcher at the Institute of Heritage Sciences (Incipit), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), where she coordinates the anthropological team and leads a research line dedicated to “Processes of Heritage Formation: Memory, Identities and Conflict”. She holds a PhD by the University of Pennsylvania (2002) Her areas of interest are: memorials, processes of traditionalization and heritage formation; heritage and conflict, the intersection of migration and heritage.
She has published extensively on these topics, including the books Heritage, Pilgrimage and the Camino to Finisterre: Walking to the End of the World (Amsterdam: Springer, 2015), El Archivo del Duelo. Análisis de la respuesta ciudadana ante los atentados del 11 de marzo en Madrid (Madrid: CSIC, 2011). Grassroots Memorials. The Politics of Memorializing Traumatic Death (Berghahn, 2011), co-edited with Peter Jan Margry.