Welcoming our Leverhulme Early Career Fellow!

13 Aug 2012

We are very pleased to announce that Dr Donna Yates, who has been working as a Research Associate with us since May, will be starting her Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship on 1 September.

Donna also holds a Core Fulbright Grant, and will be researching the illicit trade in Latin American antiquities, looking primarily at Andean South America with a particular focus on the situation in Bolivia. As well as carrying out what she describes as an ‘ethnography of antiquities law’, comparisons will be drawn during her research with other transnational criminal markets in the region.

Donna says, “I am really excited about starting this research. I am fascinated by the intersection of archaeology, politics, and modern Indigenous culture in this region, and I am keen to build upon the illicit antiquities research I have already done during my masters and doctoral work.”

We all wish her the very best in what will prove to be an extremely valuable and interesting corpus of research that’s like to have a significant impact on our understanding of the effect of regulatory measures on local, ‘on the ground’ situations.