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Biography

Hiba Alkhalaf is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Classics at King's College London. She works on the project 'Training in Action: From Documentation to Protection of Cultural Heritage in Libya and Tunisia' funded by the British Council- Cultural Protection Fund.

She holds a B.Arch. in Architecture from the University of Damascus (2006), MSc in Architectural Conservation from the University of Edinburgh (2010) and a PhD in Architecture from the University of Edinburgh (2017).

Hiba has a teaching experience for undergraduate years in architectural history and theory, studio design and heritage management at both Damascus University (2007-2009) as a full-time teaching fellow, and at the University of Edinburgh (2015-2017) as a part-time tutor.

Research interests

  • Cultural heritage management and urban conservation
  • Place identity and contested place
  • Sense of place and local community engagement

Her research focuses on integrated heritage management, urban conservation and sustainable development, place identity and public engagement. More specifically the sense of place and its central role in (re)configuring values, practices, collective memory and identity of the historic place in a specific cultural cluster.