Chiara Bortolotto holds the UNESCO chair in Intangible Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Development at CY Cergy Paris University. She received her PhD in Social Anthropology and Ethnology from the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (Paris, 2005). Her research explores the social life of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, with a particular focus on the intersection between heritage and sustainable development. Sha was as the Principal Investigator of the project “UNESCO frictions: Heritage-making across global governance” at the School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) in Paris (2014-2020), she held international fellowships at Cambridge University (2013-2014), the Free University of Brussels (2010-2013), the Laboratoire d’Anthropologie et d’Histoire de l’Institution de la Culture in Paris (2006-2009), and IULM University in Milan (2001-2006). Since 2013, she has been a member of the Ethnological and Intangible Heritage Committee established within the French Ministry of Culture and of the scientific committee of the Centre français du patrimoine culturel immatériel.
Working experience in:
Belgium, France, Italy, Switzerland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
French, English, Italian