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Prof. Michelle L. Stefano

Visiting Assistant Professor
University of Maryland, American Studies, United States
Participe à 5 sessions
In October, 2010, I completed my doctoral research within the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies at Newcastle University, where I was supported by an Overseas Research Scholarship from the Higher Education Funding Council for England and the university's Robinson Bequest Bursary.  Drawing from the fields of anthropology, sociology, and more specifically, cultural policy and heritage studies, my PhD examined multi-scalar conceptualizations of intangible cultural heritage, its expression at the local level and ways in which it can be effectively safeguarded by those who practice, change and embody it.

In 2004, I was awarded with distinction an MA in International Museum Studies from Gothenburg University in Sweden.  I hold a BA in the History of Art and Architecture, and another in the Visual Arts, from Brown University in Providence, USA.  I have also worked within several museums in Europe and the New York area.

Sessions auxquelles Prof. Michelle L. Stefano participe

Dimanche 5 Juin, 2016

Fuseau horaire: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
14:00 - 15:30 | 1 heure 30 minutes
Co-Construction and Community Based HeritageHeritage Changes the Social OrderCitizenshipPublic event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

"What does heritage change?" is a multifaceted  question to which the answer(s) are in primary respects related to real-life negotiations among different groups of citizens, cultures, races, ethnic groups, sexual identities, and social classes about received, official and/or widely accepted or accomodated intangible attributes, cultural traditions, historic monuments, buildings, and other transmitted or revived historical legacies. Heritage designated by and for whom, for what motivations, an...

Lundi 6 Juin, 2016

Fuseau horaire: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
18:00 - 19:00 | 1 heure
Festive Event

To celebrate our film series dedicated to heritage, sponsored by the Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland and the United States Chapter of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies, this event will spotlight the iconic Sugar Shack, which is rooted from Quebec to New-England and which is both the place of maple syrup production and of friendly gatherings during the maple syrup season. In a festive atmosphere, delegates will be invited to taste one of the essential of...

19:00 - 19:35 | 35 minutes
Public event

Directed by William Shewbridge and Michelle Stefano USA; 35 mins Presented by Michelle Stefano ___ After 125 years of operation, the Sparrows Point Steel Mill (Baltimore, Maryland) finally closed its doors in 2012. The film, “Mill Stories”, examines the importance of the mill from the perspectives of former workers and community members while connecting their story to the larger narrative of industrial boom and bust. The film seeks to amplify the voices of forme...

Mardi 7 Juin, 2016

Fuseau horaire: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00 - 12:30 | 3 heures 30 minutes
Heritage as an Agent of Change (Epistemologies, Ontologies, Teaching)
Heritage as an agent of changeEpistemologiesOntologiesTeaching

Among other aims, the Critical Heritage Studies (CHS) Movement, most exemplified by the promotional efforts of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS), seeks to push heritage studies beyond its more traditional, longstanding "borders" of investigating the progress, as well as shortcomings, of the museum and heritage enterprise. Indeed, in the manifesto for ACHS, it is noted that heritage studies ought to expand to include a broader range of disciplinary (and interdisciplinary) the...