Institute of Archaeology


UCL Senior Promotions success for Institute of Archaeology staff

10 July 2019

Congratulations to Manuel Arroyo-Kalin and Julia Shaw who have been promoted to Associate Professors in UCL's Senior Academic, Research and Teaching Fellow Promotions for 2018-19.

View of exterior of the UCL Institute of Archaeology, Gordon Square

This was the second round of promotions to be based on the new UCL Academic Careers Framework and saw 20 members of UCL academic staff gaining promotion for their outstanding contributions to research, education and enabling and leadership at UCL.

Manuel's research interests encompass Human Niche-Building, Historical Ecology, Landscape Modification, Anthropogenic soils in Amazonia and Patagonia. He is currently leading a British Academy Sustainable Development project on Memorialising Ancestral Landscapes through Inter-cultural Heritage Making in the Brazilian Northwest Amazon. He teaches geoarchaeology at undergraduate and graduate level, contributing to the MSc in Environmental Archaeology and the Americas pathway at the Institute.

Julia's research currently focuses on the history and archaeology of environmental ethics and attitudes, and the deep-time mindsets towards 'nature' that sustain both healthy and unhealthy human-animal environmental interactions in the past-present-future, with particular interests in South Asian archaeology. Her teaching covers art and archaeology of South Asia and she contributes to the Institute's MA in Archaeology and Heritage of Asia.

The UCL Academic Careers Framework is designed to support every type of academic career path, making sure that personal impact is measured consistently across UCL.

Promotions are effective from 1 October 2019.