Institute of Archaeology

Dr Tina Paphitis

Dr Tina Paphitis

Lecturer (Teaching) in Heritage and Museum Studies (UCL East)

Institute of Archaeology

Faculty of S&HS

Joined UCL
1st Sep 2018

Research summary

  • Historic and contemporary folklore of Britain and Scandinavia, particularly:
    • folk narratives
    • landscapes
    • food & foodways
    • applied folklore
  • Entanglement of folklore, archaeology and heritage within:
    • public engagement & participation
    • fictional literature
  • Resituating folklore within heritage studies discourse
  • Relationship between folklore and 'intangible cultural heritage'
  • History & theory of antiquarianism, folklore and archaeology

Teaching summary

  • Support the development of a new BA Heritage programme at UCL East (Programme Leads: Rodney Harrison & Rachel King)
  • Contribute to teaching on:
    • ARCL0091 Public Archaeology
    • ARCL0144 Heritage, Globalisation and Development
    • ARCL189 Sources and Social Research Methods for Heritage and Archaeology


University College London
First Degree, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) | 2007


Assistant Librarian, The Folklore Society
Co-Editor, Time & Mind: The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness & Culture
Editorial & Reviews Assistant, Folklore

2010-14: PhD Archaeology, University College London (Funded by AHRC Doctoral Awards)
2008-09: MA Archaeology (Distinction) University College London
2004-07: BA(Hons) Egyptian Archaeology (First Class) University College London