Chiara De Cesari is Associate Professor of 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 (Routledge, 2019, with Ayhan Kaya). She has published widely in journals such as Current Anthropology, American Anthropologist, Museum Anthropology, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, Memory Studies, the International Journal of Heritage 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. She is part of several EU-funded schemes on memory and cultural politics. Her most recent project, funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) through a Vidi grant, explores the globalization of contemporary art and forms of creative institutionalism and statecraft.

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