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Charlotte Joy
Anthropology Lecturer, Goldsmiths, University of London

Charlotte Joy is an anthropology lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is the author of The Politics of Heritage Management in Mali: From UNESCO to Djenné (2012). She lives in London.

Written by Charlotte Joy