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Research interests

I am a Research Associate at the Intercultural Research Centre, Heriot Watt University. I have recently completed my PhD with a thesis focused on the heritage of Russian Old Believers in Romania. I currently contribute to the Horizon 2020 project CoHERE: Critical Heritages: Performing and Representing Identities in Europe.

My work explores the intersection of heritage studies, folklore and anthropology, with a particular interest for themes such as: intangible heritage, festivals, tradition, rituals, ethnic and religious heritage.  

I am a member of the board and newsletter coordinator of the Intangible Cultural Heritage network of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies and a founding member of its new Early Career Researchers’ network. 

I also act as Associate Editor (Social Media) for the Anthropological Journal of European Cultures.

External positions

Anthropological Journal of European Cultures

Aug 2017 → …

Association of Critical Heritage Studies

Oct 2016 → …

Association of Critical Heritage Studies

Jun 2016 → …


  • GN Anthropology
  • ethnography
  • qualitative analysis
  • intangible heritage
  • intangible cultural heritage
  • festivals
  • GR Folklore
  • rituals
  • iconography
  • crafts
  • religious beliefs
  • heritage

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Research Output 2014 2018

Open Access
cultural heritage
human rights

Gender, Heritage and Changing Traditions: Russian Old Believers in Romania

Clopot, C. E. & Nic Craith, M., 2017, (Accepted/In press) Gender and Heritage: Performance, Place and Politics. Grahn, W. & Wilson, R. (eds.). Routledge, (Key Issues in Cultural Heritage)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Making and Re-making Russian Old Believers' Heritage

Clopot, C. E., Jun 2016

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper


Estella Cranziani Post-Graduate Bursary for Research

Cristina Elena Clopot (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

program of study

Activities 2015 2015

  • 1 Oral presentation

Old Believers of Romania: Is there a Future for their Heritage?

Clopot, C. E. (Speaker)
17 Jun 2015

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation