John Giblin is the Head of Africa within the Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas at the British Museum. Before taking up his current position, John was a Lecturer in the Heritage and Tourism group at the School of Social Sciences and Psychology, and a member of the Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney, Australia. John completed his PhD, Reconstructing the Past in Post-Genocide Rwanda: An Archaeological Contribution, at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, following which he undertook a post-doctoral fellowship concerning Post-Conflict Heritage in Western Great Lakes Africa at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg. John is also a steering committee member of the Association of Critical Studies.
John’s current research interests include the post-conflict use of heritage and practice of archaeology in post-colonial, post-conflict contexts, specifically in western Great Lakes Africa.