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Dr Beatriz Marin-Aguilera PhD, FHEA

Derby Fellow in Historical Legacies of Empire Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology


Personal Statement

I have a combined background of History (BA [Licenciatura] Universidad Complutense, Madrid) and Archaeology (MPhil, PhD, Universidad Complutense, Madrid) with a focus on the material culture of colonialism. I am currently a Derby Tenure Track Fellow at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, affiliated to both the Department of Archaeology and the Department of History (Centre for the Study of International Slavery). I was previously a Renfrew Fellow at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, by virtue of which I was also Junior Research Fellow of Churchill College, University of Cambridge (2018-2022). During this period, I was also awarded the José Amor y Vázquez Fellowship at the John Carter Brown Library, Brown University, US (2019). Previously, I was Research Associate for the ERC project PROCON (2016-2018) at Cambridge, and before coming to the UK I was non-stipendiary postdoc at the Department of Archaeology, Universiteit Gent (2014-2016), and a Project Officer at the Research Executive Agency of the European Commission in Brussels (2015). During my doctoral studies, I was invited as visiting graduate student at Brown University (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology), the Spanish School for History and Archaeology in Rome, and Glasgow University (Department of Archaeology).