Educated in Barcelona (PhD. in Prehistory Archaeology, UAB) and the United Kingdom (MA in Public Archaeology, UCL), Laia Colomer has combined an academic career in The Netherlands, the UK, and Spain, with a professional career in archaeological heritage management in Spain and Italy, including in both paths several European Commission projects.
In the field of heritage management, she has been focused on the management or urban archaeological sites, and the politics of conflict in archaeology, especially in relation to religious and community groups. Her current academic research interests are focused on applied heritage and public archaeology, e.g. heritage as an identity experience for global nomad citizens in the cross-cultural context, and the use of heritage for the wellbeing of political refugees.
In this sense, her research focuses on the way heritage is involved in the process of remembering, meaning making, and construction of identity, and particularly on how certain heritage communities use and develop their cultural identity in an increasingly globalized world
- Linnéuniversitetet. Kalmar
- Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Centre d'Estudis del Patrimoni Arqueològic de la Prehistòria. CEPAP
Líneas de investigación
- Arqueología Pública
- Patrimonio Intercultural
- Patrimonio y Bienestar