Academic PositionGraduate Student
Cherkea Howery earned an M.A. in Museum Studies from New York University and an M.A. in Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of Bristol prior to starting work on her PhD at Stanford University. Her current research focuses on exploring the potential for community-centered outreach programs at archaeological site museums in Greece. This interdisciplinary project will investigate the relationship between heritage sites and local communities in order to better elucidate our understanding of the cultural importance of museums. Functioning in a depressed economy, such institutions will ultimately depend on the implementation of sustainable programs for their future viability. Cherkea’s previous research focused on exposing the inconsistencies in ethical practices and acquisition policies at museums. She has participated on archaeological projects worldwide and has worked at the Agora Museum in Athens, Greece and at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Cherkea is currently organizer of the Stanford Heritage Ethics Workshop and co-coordinator of the Archaeology Today workshop series at the Stanford Archaeology Center.
Why You Joined the Lab:
Primarily to take part in the Authenticity Conference, but also to create a closer link to the researchers across the Bay with the hopes that future collaborations between our two institutions will arise from greater student involvement.
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