- BA, MA, PhD
- Teaching Fellow in Museum Studies
- Course Co-ordinator: ARCLG064 The Museum: Critical Perspectives
- Course Co-ordinator: ARCLG148 Collections Management and Care
Culture, heritage and development in post-conflict Sierra Leone.
- Project Co-ordinator: Co-ordinating the Horniman Museum and Gardens Collections People Stories: Anthropology Re-considered project. April-September 2013.
- Assistant Curator, Horniman Museum and Garden. October 2013-April 2013.
- Teaching Assistant, Institute of Archaeology, University College London. September 2010-June 2012.
- Consultant Research Assistant for the Reanimating Cultural Heritage: Digital Repatriation, Knowledge Networks and Civil Society Strengthening in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone project. June-December 2011.
- Sierra Leone National Museum Assistant. March 2010-April 2011.
- 2013: PhD, Institute of Archaeology, University College London
Thesis title: Encounters of Culture, Heritage and Development in Sierra Leone: an ethnography of global connection
- 2006-7: MA in Cultural Heritage Studies, Institute of Archaeology, University College London. Distinction.
- 2003-6: BA (Hons) in Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge.
- Zetterstrom-Sharp, J. & Basu, P. Contemplating Culture for Development: ‘Dysfunctional Heritage’ in Sierra Leone. Routledge series in Culture and Development. Forthcoming.
Presentations & Conference Papers
- June 2013. Working with ‘origin communities’ at the Horniman Museum: A global perspective. Museum Ethnographers Group ‘Engaging Curators’ workshop, Great North Hancock Museum, Newcastle.
- April 2013. Negotiating knowledge: ‘Facebooking’ problematic narratives in Sierra Leone. Museum Ethnographers Group Annual Conference, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery.
- June 2012. The power of culture for development in Sierra Leone: reproduction and transformation of Western heritage discourse. Association of Critical Heritage Studies Inaugural Conference, University of Gothenburg.
- March 2012. Un-capitalising Human Rights: translations of morality through encounters of culture, heritage, and development. Heritage that Heals: Post-conflict Uses and Abuses of Heritage in Africa, University of Gothenburg.
- February 2011. Encounters of Culture, Heritage and Development: a case study from the Sierra Leone National Museum. Pitt Rivers Museum Anthropology Seminar Series. University of Oxford, Pitt Rivers Museum.
- July 2010. Reanimating Cultural Heritage in Sierra Leone: A search for the source community. Museums and Restitution, University of Manchester. The Manchester Museum.