Prof. Melissa F. Baird
Michigan Technological University, Department of Social Sciences, United States
Participates in 3 items
Melissa F. Baird is an environmental anthropologist and heritage scholar. She is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Michigan Technological University on the shores of Lake Superior. Her areas of interest include Indigenous land rights, cosmopolitan heritage, cultural landscapes, heritage as anthropology, extractive industries, and environmental and CSR initiatives. She recently completed a book manuscript, Critical Heritage Landscapes (in review) based on her ethnographic, archival, and archaeological work on heritage landscapes in Western Australia, Mongolia, Alaska, Paris and Belgium. Melissa received her B.S. in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, and earned her Ph.D. from Oregon in 2009. From 2011-2013 she was the Postdoctoral Scholar on Global Environmental Heritage at Stanford University in the Anthropology Department, Stanford Archaeology Center, and Woods Institute for the Environment.
Sessions in which Prof. Melissa F. Baird participates
- Critical Heritage Theory: Foundational Cores and Innovative Edges Concordia, John Molson School of Business Building (MB) - MB 3.435
- 9:00 - 15:00 | 6 hours
- The field of heritage has emerged as a key site of reflection. Influenced by shifts in the academy (e.g., post-colonial, post-structural and femini...
- Regular session
- 14.30 The Role of the Critical Heritage Theorist
- Participant Prof. Melissa F. Baird (Michigan Technological University, Department of Social Sciences, United States) |
- 9:00 - 9:30 | 30 minutes Part of: Critical Heritage Theory: Foundational Cores and Innovative Edges
- What is the role of the critical heritage theorist? While scholars define and debate the contours of critical heritage theory, the role of the c...
- Critical Heritage Studies in the UK: Future Directions Concordia, John Molson School of Business Building (MB) - MB 5.215
- 15:30 - 17:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
- What is the future of the UK and what is the role of heritage in this shifting political landscape? How have debates on heritage in the UK chang...