Lynn Meskell

University Professor, Director of Archaeology
Department of Anthropology
University of Stanford, USA

Fields of interest:

  • UNESCO and global heritage
  • heritage ethics and rights
  • nature and culture in South Africa,
  • Neolithic Figurines at Çatalhöyük
  • identity and sociopolitics,
  • gender and feminism,
  • Egyptian archaeology,

L. Meskell’s new research focuses on the role of UNESCO in terms of heritage rights, sovereignty and international politics.

Recent publications:

L. Meskell:
The Nature of Culture: The New South Africa.
Blackwells, Oxford, 2012

L. Meskell, ed.:
Cosmopolitan Archaeologies.
Duke University Press, Durham, 2009

L. Meskell, ed. :
Archaeologies of Materiality.
Blackwell, Oxford, 2005

L. Meskell, P. Pels P., eds:
Embedding Ethics.
Berg, Oxford, 2005

L. Meskell:
Object Worlds in Ancient Egypt: Material Biographies Past and Present.
Berg, Oxford, 2004

L. Meskell, B. Preucel, eds:
Companion to Social Archaeology.
Blackwell, Oxford, 2004

L. Meskell, R. Joyce:
Embodied Lives: Figuring Ancient Maya and Egyptian Experience.
Routledge, London, 2003

L. Meskell:
Private Life in New Kingdom Egypt.
Princeton University Press, Princeton, 2002

L. Meskell:
Archaeologies of Social Life: Age, Sex, Class Etcetera in Ancient Egypt.
Social Archaeology Series. Blackwell, Oxford, 1999

L. Meskell, ed.:
Archaeology under Fire: Nationalism, Politics and Heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East.
Routledge, London, 1998