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  • Sociology
    University of York
    Wentworth College
    Heslington
    YO10 5DD

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Prof. Sharon Macdonald

Anniversary Professor

Research interests

Museums and cultural heritage

Social memory and historiography

Social identities, nationality, ethnicity

Europe - especially Germany and UK

China

Employment History

2015 - Alexander von Humboldt Professor, Institute of European Ethnology, and Director of the Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMAH), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

2005-12 Professor of Social Anthropology, Social Sciences, University of Manchester           

2005–06 Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield

2002–05 Reader in Social Anthropology and Sociology, Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield

1998–2002 Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology and Sociology, Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield

1996–98 Lecturer in Social Anthropology and Sociology, Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield

1995–96  Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology and Sociology, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Keele University

1990–95 Lecturer in Social Anthropology and Sociology, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Keele University

1990 Lecturer (part-time) in Social Anthropology, Oxford University

1988–90 Research Fellow, Centre for Research into Innovation, Culture and Technology, Brunel University

1985 College lecturer (part-time) in Human Sciences, St Catherine’s College, Oxford University

1983–88  Tutor (part-time) in Social Anthropology, Oxford University