Research Consultant

Anca Prodan - Research ConsultantAnca Claudia Prodan, Ph.D. is an early career researcher serving as consultant at the Institute Heritage Studies. Her activities include research, general advice on research development, on publications, presentations, and the acquisition of funds. She studied in Romania and in Germany and holds degrees in Philosophy-Anthropology (B.A.), World Heritage Studies (M.A.) and Heritage Studies (Ph.D.). She served as research associate and lecturer at the Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg during the last years, where she did research and taught master’s and doctorate level courses on theory and research methods, heritage, culture, globalization and international relations. Anca initiated academic research on the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme (MoW) in the context of the approach to Heritage Studies as contribution to human development, elaborated through the team of the former Chairholder of the UNESCO Chair in Heritage Studies; and she conceptualized and co-edited the first ever academic publication on this subject, entitled the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme: Key Aspects and Recent Developments. She authored publications and gave talks on several other subjects of UNESCO such as human rights, sustainability or conflict, and provided support activities to UNESCO by writing the discussion paper that informed the preparation of the Recommendation concerning the preservation of, and access to, documentary heritage including in digital form. Anca now has advisory and reviewer’s functions in committees and boards. She is a corresponding member of the Sub-Committee on Education and Research of the MoW Programme, a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Heritage Studies Series and of the International Association of World Heritage Professionals e.V.