Ms Elke Selter

Key information

BA (Leuven), MA (Leuven), MSc (Leuven)
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Thesis title
The International Politics of Heritage and their Impact on Conflict Transformation (working title)


Elke Selter is a PhD candidate at SOAS. Prior to starting her research, she has worked with different agencies of the United Nations on topics of culture and heritage for nation building, transition and conflict resolution. Since 2002, she has lived and worked in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, Nepal, Palestine, Haiti, South Sudan, Burundi and Mali. Between 2015 and 2017, she was advising UNESCO on the establishment of its crisis response programme, with a focus on heritage in the Middle East.

Research interests

  • Memory
  • International Politics of Heritage
  • Transitional Justice
  • Conflict Transformation

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