Dr Rachael Kiddey

Rachael is currently Teaching Associate in Heritage Studies at the University of Cambridge after finishing a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at the School of Archaeology at the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on the materiality and spatial mapping of contemporary human displacement. She has published a wide range of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters with reputable academic publishers, including Routledge and Oxford University Press. She has 12 years’ experience reviewing and editing scholarly content for highly regarded academic journals including the Journal of Contemporary Archaeology, Public Archaeology, Current Anthropology, Norwegian Archaeological Review, North American Archaeologist, and Political Geography. She is enthusiastic about and experienced in ensuring wide dissemination of academic findings across a diversity of accessible platforms, having also published in The Big Issue (a magazine sold by homeless people in the U.K.) and the popular magazine, British Archaeology, and co-curated public heritage exhibitions with homeless people and displaced people.

Rachael completed her PhD in Contemporary Archaeology in 2014 at the University of York. Her monograph, Homeless Heritage, was published by Oxford University Press in 2017. In 2019, Homeless Heritage won the Society for Historical Archaeology’s prestigious James Deetz Book Award in 2019, which recognizes archaeology books which are written for a general audience. Rachael is a native English speaker but passionate about making texts available in multiple languages and across a variety of formats, to promote inclusion and to foster cross-cultural discussion about archaeology and heritage.

Dr William Caraher

Milo, a yellow Labrador, and Bill Caraher on a walk in some woods.

William Caraher teaches in the Department of History and American Indian Studies at the University of North Dakota. He specializes in field archaeology, Early Christian and Byzantine architecture, archaeology of the contemporary world, and the history of Late Antique Cyprus and Greece. He is the co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Archaeology with David Pettegrew and Tom Davis (2019) and is the co-author of The Bakken: An Archaeology of an Industrial Landscape (2017 with Bret Weber) and Pyla-Koutsopetria: Survey at an Ancient Harbor Town (2014 with David K. Pettegrew and R. Scott Moore). He is currently the editor of the Annual of the American Schools of Overseas Research and literary magazine North Dakota Quarterly. He is the publisher and director at The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota.