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Mariana P. L. Pereira

Mariana P. L. Pereira

PhD (Probatory) Student, Cambridge Heritage Research Centre, Department of Archaeology


I completed my BA and MPhil in Archaeology at the University of Porto. Afterwards, I decided to broaden my scope of expertise and completed a second MPhil in World Heritage Studies (Germany): my focus was on community involvement in the nomination of archaeological sites as World Heritage. I then worked as an archaeologist and heritage expert in my hometown Macau (SAR of China), and was much involved in the research and safeguard of Portuguese and Macanese heritage. Currently, I am a first-year PhD student and my topic addresses cultural heritage in the Macanese diaspora communities.

Research Interests

I am interested in the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of diasporas; the role of associations and of institutions, e.g museums, in addressing human and heritage movements; on migrant identity and belonging; and in the Mobilities Paradigm and its relation with the Heritage Field.