Curator of the Americas collection
Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, United Kingdom
PROFESSOR OF MUSEUM ANTHROPOLOGY
SCHOOL OF ANTHROPOLOGY AND MUSEUM ETHNOGRAPHY
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Laura Peers is an anthropologist and historian of Indigenous peoples, and combines archival research, material culture research, and collaborative community-based research in her work. A Canadian, she has since 1998 been Curator for the Americas collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum, and a Reader in Material Anthropology in the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, at the University of Oxford. Much of her work at Oxford has involved facilitating reconnections between Indigenous peoples and their material heritage housed in UK museums, and exploring the evolving relations between museums and Indigenous peoples broadly. Dr. Peers is a Fellow of Linacre College, Oxford.