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Pardis Zahedi - New PhD at the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies

Pardis has a background in Caribbean archaeology and will be joining the EMoC research team as a PhD student from 1 February 2020.

2020.01.23 | Camilla Dimke

Pardis Zahedi is joining the School of Culture and Society, Department of Archaeology, as a PhD student. She will be joining the EMoC research team (Enduring Materialities of Colonialism in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands). This project is community-focused and will investigate the contemporary impacts of slavery on the island through collaboration with various local stakeholders including the National Parks Service, local historical societies, and schools.

Pardis joins the university with a background in Caribbean archaeology; prior to completing her masters at the University of York in the UK, she lived on the small island of St. Eustatius for three years, where she worked as an archaeologist and primary school teacher. She has also worked on projects in Belize, the United States, and the United Kingdom. For the past two years, she has been working as the Park Historian for the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department in Missouri, United States. In her free time, she enjoys visiting museums, hiking, scuba diving, and reading.