Julie shackelford folk high school staff at international People's College in Denmark

Teacher – Julie Shackelford

SubjectsMaterial Culture, Cultural Heritage, Middle East Studies, People, Movement and Migration

Originally hailing from a small town in the “Big Woods” of Wisconsin, USA, Dr. Julie L. Shackelford is an anthropologist by training who received her PhD in Anthropology from University College London. Working under forerunners in the field, such as Daniel Miller and Paul Basu, Julie is specialized in Material Culture Studies and Critical Heritage Studies. Her research interests include: Cultural Heritage, Museums & Material Culture; Landscape & the Built Environment; Failure, Crisis & Temporality; Value, Contestation & Conflict; Performance & Performativity; the Middle East & North Africa (MENA); and, most recently, Denmark, Scandinavia & the Danish Højskole Tradition. Since completing her PhD in 2015, Julie has moved to Denmark, gotten married, and started a family, all the while continuing to pursue her career through publication and teaching. In 2017, her co-edited volume, The Material Culture of Failure: When Things Do Wrong, was released by Bloomsbury Press to positive acclaim, while at IPC, she teaches a number of course relating directly or indirectly to her main areas of interest including: Approaching the Middle East; People, Movement and Migration; Cultural Heritage Studies; People & Things: An Introduction to Material Culture Studies; and Stagecraft.

Cultural Heritage

Heritage is a good thing… but what is it good for?


Material Culture

Join this class to investigate the ‘social life of things’.


Middle East Studies

The arab world, art music, movies, heritage, culture.


People, Movement and Migration

Learn about how people have been on the move in decades and how it changes the world.



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