PhD Researcher in Socio-Legal Studies (ESRC 1+3)
College of Social Sciences and International Studies, University of Exeter
Start date: October 2019
Research topic: Reassessment of the Illegal Movement of Antiquities: Exposing Regulatory Gaps Posed by the Development of Social Media and Blockchain
My research explores how technological advancements influence the illegal movement of cultural artefacts on the market for antiquities. It concentrates on the chain of sale as altered by the development of social media supported by blockchain technology. The research will identify regulatory gaps and shortcomings within international and domestic legislation preventing transnational cooperation of enforcement bodies and other parties involved.
Research supervisors: Dr Agnieszka Jachec - Neale, Professor Sarah Green, Professor Gabriella Giannachi