Personal profile

Research interests

I am a Research Assistant 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. 

My work explores the intersection of heritage studies, folklore and anthropology, with a particular interest for themes such as: intangible heritage, tradition, rituals, ethnic and religious heritage. As a Research Assistant I contribute to the Horizon 2020 project CoHERE: Critical Heritages: Performing and Representing Identities in Europe.

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

External positions

Associate Editor - Social Media, Anthropological Journal of European Cultures

Aug 2017 → …

Founding Member - Early Career Researchers Network, Association of Critical Heritage Studies

Oct 2016 → …

Committee Member - Intangible Heritage Network, 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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Romania Social Sciences
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religious behavior Social Sciences
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Research Output 2014 2018

Open Access
cultural heritage
Great Britain
human rights
measurement method

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

Clopot, C. E. & Nic Craith, M. 2017 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)

Activities 2015 2015

  • 1 Oral presentation