Margarita Sánchez Romero
Senior Lecturer in the Department of Prehistory and Archaeology at the University of Granada. She hold a postdoctoral scholarship in the Department of Archaeology of the University of Durham (UK) and has worked as a visiting researcher and teacher in the Universities of Bergen (Norway), Helsinki (Finland), Cambridge (UK), Hull (UK), Havana (Cuba), Comahue and Lujan (Argentina) and Los Lagos (Chile).
Her research interests centre on archaeology of women and gender relations focusing her analysis on the study of the body, material culture and maintenance activities, and the archaeology of children and childhood, taking into account process of learning and socialization, in the societies of the Late Prehistory of the South of the Iberian Peninsula. In relation to these themes she has coordinated several monographs and published numerous articles and chapters in national and international journals and books, as well as organising various courses and seminars on these subjects. She is also interested in the relations between cultural heritage and society, especially with regard to the transfer of knowledge, identity construction and the use of the archaeology discipline as a starting point for research for Peace. She has taken part in the project to create a report on Humanities in the knowledge-based society for the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Trade of the Regional Government of Andalusia.
She is a member of the Editorial Committee of the “International Journal of Childhood in the Past”, of the journal Menga. Revista de Prehistoria de Andalucía, and a member of the International Advisory Council of Peace History Society (USA). In 2006 she received the young researcher Prize from the Social Council of the University of Granada.
She was the General Manager of Cultural Heritage of the Ministry of Culture of the Regional Government of Andalusia from 2010 to 2012