Institute of Archaeology


Trinidad Rico - Honorary Associate Professor

Trinidad Rico

Name: Dr Trinidad Rico 

Honorary Title: Honorary Associate Professor 

Email:  trinidad.rico@rutgers.edu

IoA staff nominator’s name and email address:  
Rachel King rachel-king@ucl.ac.uk 


IoA Involvement

Trinidad delivers lectures and feedback to MA students enrolled in ARCL0144 Heritage, Globalisation, and Development, with special attention to Islamic heritage and critical theories of risk and loss. She is currently working in collaboration Rachel King on developing a student handbook for qualitative research methods in heritage studies, which will be a definitive teaching aide on the subject at undergraduate and postgraduate level. A book proposal and sample chapters for this are in preparation, with plans to submit to UCL Press within the next six months. In addition, Corisande Fenwick and Trinidad are currently planning further collaborations on heritage in North Africa which will dovetail with Corisande Fenwick’s work in the region and her ERC and AHRC-funded projects.



Selected publications


  • “Modernism in Qatar: Survival through Reuse,” in eds. Fabbri, R and S. S. Al-Qassemi, Urban Modernity in the Contemporary Gulf: Obsolescence and Opportunities (234–253). Abingdon: Routledge. 


  • “Is There an “Islamic” Practice for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage?” The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Archaeology (B. Walker , T. Insoll, and C. Fenwick). Oxford University Press (online first)
  • The second coming of Palmyra. A technological prison. A response to "Archaeological heritage in the age of digital colonialism" by Monika Stobiecka, Archaeological Dialogues 27(2): 125-126.
  • Heritage Time, the next Zeitgeist. A response to Cornelius Holtorf’s “Heritage Futures, Prefiguration and World Heritage” Forum Kritische Archäologie 9: 6-8.
  • “The restricted heritage significance of historic mosques in Qatar,” International Journal of Heritage Studies (Special issue ‘(In)significance: values and valuing in heritage’) 26 (9): 874-884.