Dr. Morag Kersel
Morag M. Kersel is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at DePaul University and affiliated faculty with the Center for Art, Museum & Cultural Heritage Law in the College of Law at DePaul. Her work combines archaeological, archival, and ethnographic research in order to understand the efficacy of cultural heritage law in protecting archaeological landscapes from looting. She co-directs the Follow the Pots Project, which traces the movement of Early Bronze Age pots from the Dead Sea Plain in Jordan. Kersel earned her doctorate from the Department of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge and a master of Historic Preservation from the University of Georgia. She recently co-authored (with Christina Luke)U.S. Cultural Diplomacy and Archaeology: Soft Power, Hard Heritage (Routledge 2013) and co-edited (with Matthew T. Rutz) Archaeologies of Text: Archaeology, Technology and Ethics (Oxbow 2014).