Dr Rachael Kiddey holds a British Academy postdoctoral fellowship at the School of Archaeology (University of Oxford), where she works on ‘Migrant Materialities’, which looks at the role of material culture in situations of forced migration.
Rachael received her PhD from the Department of Archaeology at the University of York in 2014. Her doctoral research involved developing methodologies for working archaeologically with homeless people, documenting how heritage can function in socially useful and transformative ways. This research was shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Award for Widening Participation Initiative of the Year 2012 and was shortlisted for the Society for Historical Archaeology’s Mark E. Mack Community Engagement Award 2016. Her monograph ‘Homeless Heritage’ was published by Oxford University Press in 2017 and won the Society of Historical Archaeology’s James Deetz Book Award 2019. Rachael is also a Senior Common Room Member and College Advisor at St Antony’s College.