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Cristina Sanchez-Carretero <email@example.com>
Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
My topics of interest include:
•Processes of traditionalization and heritage formation
•The intersection of migration and cultural heritage (in particular, the role of the revitalization of religious practices after migrating)
•The role of rituals and expressive culture in contemporary societies
•Cultural heritage in conflict situations
I am the coordinator of the CSIC team involved in the project "Cultural Heritage and the Reconstruction of Identities after Conflict;" main researcher: Dr. Mary Louise Sorensen, U. Cambridge, funded by the Seventh Frame Program of the European Union. 2008-11
I am also the main researcher of the project “Public Grieving in the Aftermath of March 11th Attacks in Madrid: The Mourning Archive,” funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education (MEC), Madrid Government and CSIC. 2005-08
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Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies
Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies
•Tenured Researcher (Científica Titular) at the Spanish National Research Council since 2008.
•Ph.D. by the University of Pennsylvania, USA (Centre for Ethnography and Folklore Research), 2002. “Dean’s Scholar 2002”, “in recognition of outstanding achievement in the School of Arts and Sciences”, U. of Pennsylvania, 2002.
•M.A. by Bowling Green State University, USA (Department of Popular Culture), 1997
•Postdoctoral Research Contract “Ramón y Cajal” (Selected by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education, number one among all the Social Sciences candidates). 2005-2008
•Postdoctoral Fellowship, Research Institute of American Studies, U. of Alcala, Spain, 2002-04
•Harvard Research Fellowship (Real Colegio Complutense en Harvard, USA), 2003
•Fieldworker and researcher hired by Context Based Research Group, an American anthropological company, 2002
•Fulbright grant, “Salzburg Seminar”, 2002
•Teaching Assitantship, University of Pennsylvania, 1997-1999
•Teaching Assitantship, Bowling Green State University, 1995-1997
•Elected member of the Executive Board of SIEF (International Society of Ethnology), since 2007
•Ethnographic fhieldwork conducted in the Dominican Republic, the United States of America and Spain.
•Participant in three international research projects (funded by the EU 7th Frame Program, US-NIH), four national research projects (funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education, Basque Government, the Government of Madrid, and the University of Alcalá) on the topics of cultural heritage, ethnicity and migration.
•Member of GENET, Mainstreaming Gender Studies Network in Human, Social and Legal Sciences
•Editorial referee of various scientific journals such as The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (incorporating Man), Journal of American Folklore, Western Folklore, Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy
•Member of the Editorial Board of various scientific journals such as IKALA
•Member of the European Science Foundation Young Scholars Forum on the “Future of the Humanities” (2007)
Selected Research Projects
•"Cultural Heritage and the Reconstruction of Identities after Conflict". Main researcher: Dr. Mary Louise Sorensen, U. Cambridge. Sánchez-Carretero coordinates the CSIC team. Funded by the Seventh Frame Program of the European Union. 2008-11
•“Public Grieving in the Aftermath of March 11th Attacks in Madrid: The Mourning Archive” (CSIC). Main researcher: Dr. Cristina Sánchez-Carretero. Funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education (MEC), Madrid Government and CSIC. 2005-08
•“Mobility and Communication” (Context Based Research Group, an American anthropology company). Main researcher: Dr. Robert Blinkoff. 2002
•“Folklore and Globalisation” (CSIC). Main Researcher: Dr. Carmen Ortiz. Funded by Madrid Government. 2001
•“Latin American Migration Project” (U. Pennsylvania and U. Guadalajara, Mexico). Main researchers: Dr. Douglas Massey and Dr. Jorge Durand. Funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (USA). 2000-01
Author of four scientific books and monographs, 15 research articles in peer-reviewed international and Spanish journals, 20 chapters of books (Spanish and English), several book-reviews, and over 30 papers presented at national and international conferences.
•Sánchez-Carretero, Cristina and Carmen Ortiz. 2008. “Rethinking Ethnology in the Spanish Context” Ethnologia Euroapea 38(1): 23-28.
•Sánchez-Carretero, Cristina and Peter Jan Margry. 2007. “Memorializing Traumatic Death” Anthropology Today 23.3: 1-2.
•Sánchez-Carretero, Cristina. 2005. “Santos y Misterios as Channels of Communication in the Diaspora: Afro-Dominican Religious Practices Abroad”. Journal of American Folklore 118(469): 308-326.
•Sánchez-Carretero, Cristina and Jack Santino (eds.). 2004. Holidays, Ritual, Festival, Celebration, and Public Display. Alcalá: Universidad de Alcalá.