Dr. A. (Amy) Strecker

Position:
  • Postdoctoral researcher
Expertise:
  • Landscape law and landscape theory
  • International cultural heritage law
  • International and European environmental law
  • Human rights law
  • Legal anthropology
  • Critical heritage theory


Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2646
E-Mail: a.strecker@arch.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit Archeologie, World Archaeology, Archaeology of the Americas
Office Address: Van Steenis gebouw
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number B2.07
Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2646
E-Mail: a.strecker@umail.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid, Stafdienst Bedrijfsvoering, Faculteitsbestuur
Office Address: Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number FLEX


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Amy Strecker is a post-doctoral researcher with the ERC-Synergy Project NEXUS1492. Her research within the project focuses on land rights, cultural heritage and restitution in the indigenous Caribbean.  

Amy obtained her PhD in international law from the European University Institute, Florence, in 2012. Her PhD, which was funded by the Irish Research Council, analysed the protection of landscape as expressed in cultural heritage law, environmental law and human rights. 

Although not originally a lawyer, Amy became interested in the impact of domestic law on the protection of archaeological heritage in Ireland and wrote her MA thesis on the impact of the National Monuments (Amendment) Act 2004 on the archaeological landscape (University College Dublin, 2005). She graduated with honours from both an MA (Cultural Policy and Arts Management) in 2005 and a BA (Spanish and Art History) in 2003. Amy also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Modern Languages) from Trinity College Dublin

Before taking up her position at Leiden, Amy coordinated and taught a course in International Human Rights Law with Boston University, Dublin. At present she coordinates the theoretical honours seminars for BA students at Leiden University (critical perspectives in archaeology and heritage) and is a guest lecturer in cultural heritage law on a number of post-graduate courses, including at the University of Nova Gorica (Venice) and University College Dublin.

Amy has been actively involved with the European Landscape Network since 2008 and is currently the scientific editor of UNISCAPE – the Network of Universities for the Implementation of the European Landscape Convention.


Last Modified: 01-02-2016