The researcher

Sophia Labadi is Professor of Heritage at the University of Kent. Much of Sophia’s research has focused on how heritage sites and museums can address some of the most pressing global challenges, including social justice, gender equality or sustainable development.

Her 2017 book Museums, Immigrants and Social Justice (Routledge) assesses how European museums can address the cultural, economic, social and political inequalities facing immigrants. The  2016 book L’Impact de la Culture en Europe (L’Harmattan) assesses the social and economic impacts of heritage regeneration in European cities. Her 2015 edited volume (with Professor Logan) considers issues of Urban Heritage, Development and Sustainability.  UNESCO, Cultural Heritage and Outstanding Universal Value (AltaMira Press, 2013) analysed the World Heritage and Intangible Heritage Conventions. Heritage and Globalisation (co-edited with Dr Long) analyses the politics, policy and practice of cultural heritage at the global level.