Sharon Macdonald

Sharon Macdonald is Alexander von Humboldt Professor for Social Anthropology in the Institute of European Ethnology at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. She directs the Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage and the research program Making Differences in Berlin: Transforming Museums and Heritage in the 21st Century. She also directs the Profusion theme of the Heritage Futures project, funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council, and the Contentious Collections work package of the Horizon 2020 TRACES (Transmitting Contentious Cultural Heritage with the Arts) project. Her recent publications include Memory lands: Heritage and Identity in Europe Today (2013) and the International Handbooks of Museum Studies (2015).