Jaimie Luria

PhD Candidate in Anthropology


Jaimie comes to Cornell with a B.A. in Art History and Museum Anthropology from Sarah Lawrence College, an M.A. in Decorative Arts, Design History and Material Culture from Bard College, and a graduate certificate in Heritage Conservation from the University of Arizona's College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture. Jaimie’s research interests include historic landscape preservation, sacred material culture, cultural memory and identity in diaspora, and ritual practices related to water in Jewish contexts. She has worked as a curatorial associate and program coordinator for the Jewish History Museum in Tucson, a tribal repatriation consultant for Bernstein & Associates NAGPRA, and currently serves as a member of the board of the Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation (US/CA). Her current research is centered on critical heritage studies and issues of documentation, conservation, and engagement with historical and contemporary ceremonial spaces in Iberia and Israel/Palestine.