MADE IN MIGRATION

material culture, memory, and forced displacement

About Rachael Kiddey

Rachael Kiddey is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship researcher based at the School of Archaeology, University of Oxford. Her current project is called ‘Migrant Materialities’, which focuses on the role that material culture – objects and visual culture – plays in experiences of forced displacement in Europe. Before this, Rachael was postdoctoral researcher on a joint AHRC/ESRC funded project, with the Refugee Studies Centre at the Oxford Department of International Development, called ‘Architectures of Displacement: The Experiences and Consequences of Emergency Shelter’. Rachael was previously a postgraduate student at the Department of Archaeology at the University of York, where she completed her doctoral study in 2014. Rachael is a member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) and of the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA). Prior to returning to academia, aged 32, Rachael worked as a documentary radio producer for BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4.

Latest Articles

by Rachael Kiddey

What is Contemporary Archaeology?

Rachael Kiddey
July 15, 2015
“Contemporary Archaeology! Isn’t that an oxymoron?” This is the most familiar response when I tell people that I am an...

Like a Rolling Stone

Rachael Kiddey
September 24, 2015
It is August and we are in Torquay, Devon. We are on a family outing and it’s pouring with rain...

Anxieties of a Post-PhD

Rachael Kiddey
November 26, 2015
I count myself among a social group that is rapidly rising across the world. We are a nervous bunch who...
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