Ceri is the Head of EMKP and responsible for day-to-day running of all aspects of the programme. Before joining EMKP she was an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. She has previously held research positions at UCLA and UCL, was a Visiting Fellow at the Sainsbury Research Unit at UEA, and is an Honorary Research Associate at the McDonald Institute for Archaeology in Cambridge, and the University of Exeter.

Ceri’s research focuses on African material culture, where she has led research projects in Kenya, Uganda, South Africa and Botswana. Previously awarded grants from the British Academy, the National Research Foundation of South Africa and the Society of Antiquaries, Ceri is currently a partner on the AHRC funded ‘Imagining Futures through Un/archived Pasts’ Network Plus grant of the GCRF scheme.

Ceri Ashley