University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Department of Anthropology




Dr. Helaine Silverman

Professor of Anthropology, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, LAS Global Studies, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, and Center for Global Studies

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Education

  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1986.

Courses

  • Central Andean Archaeology; Heritage Management; Global Studies in Cultural Heritage; Museum Theory and Practice; Ethnography of Museums; Social Construction of Space; Archaeology and Popular Culture; Archaeology of Death; Tourist Cities and Sites.

Professional Memberships

  • I hold additional appointments in the Department of Landscape Architecture, Program in Art History, and the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism. I am a member of the Campus Honors Program faculty. I am the Director of CHAMP (Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management and Policy).

Publications

Book Contributions

  • "Cultural Heritage Politics in China: An Introduction ." Cultural Heritage Politics in China. Ed. Tami Blumenfield and Helaine Silverman. New York: Springer, 2013. 1-20.
  • " Cuzcotopia: Imagining and Performing the Incas." Heritage and Tourism. Place, Encounter, Engagement. London: Routledge, 2013. 128-151.
  • "The Space of Heroism in the Historic Center of Cuzco." On Location: Heritage Cities and Sites. New York: Springer, 2012. 89-113.
  • " Contested Cultural Heritage: A Selective Historiography." Contested Cultural Heritage: Religion, Nationalism, Erasure and Exclusion in a Global World. Ed. Helaine Silverman. New York: Springer, 2011. 1-49.

Edited Books

  • Cultural Heritage Politics in China. New York: Springer, 2013.
  • Contested Cultural Heritage: Religion, Nationalism, Erasure and Exclusion in a Global World. New York: Springer, 2011.

Journal Articles

  • "What’s In A Name? A Geography of Heritage Revisited." International Journal of Heritage Studies 19.4 (2013): 388-394.
  • "Contesting Archaeological Tourism in Phimai, Thailand." Anthropology News (2012):
  • "Border Wars: The Ongoing Temple Dispute Between Thailand and Cambodia and UNESCO’s World Heritage List." International Journal of Heritage Studies 17.1 (2011): 1-21.
  • "Epilogue: Perspectives on Community Archaeology." Historical Archaeology 45.1 (2011): 152-166.