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Amy Strecker

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Assistant Professor

Dr. A. Strecker
+31 71 527 2646

Amy Strecker is Assistant Professor in Heritage & Governance, and post-doctoral researcher with the ERC-Synergy Project NEXUS1492. Her research focuses on the interplay between landscape, heritage and human rights, particularly the notion of landscape as public space.

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 law. Although not originally a lawyer, Amy became interested in the impact of domestic law on the protection of 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 holds an  MA in Cultural Policy and Arts Management, a BA in Spanish and Art History (UCD),  and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Modern Languages) from Trinity College Dublin.  

Currently Amy teaches on the subjects of heritage and governance, landscape and law, and heritage and human rights at the Faculty of Archaeology and the LUC (The Hague) as well as being a guest lecturer on a number of post-graduate courses, including at the University of Nova Gorica and IUAV (Venice) and University College Dublin. She co-supervises a number of PhD students on the themes of cultural landscape protection, land-use change and heritage law.

Within the Nexus1492 project, her research focuses on the role of law in confronting the colonial past in the Caribbean, specifically in relation to land rights, cultural heritage and restitution.

Amy is an affiliated researcher with the Centre for Global Heritage and Development and  research coordinator for the umbrella research theme of ‘Heritage Under Threat’.

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Assistant Professor

Guest Staff Member

Assistant Professor

  • Faculteit Archeologie
  • World Archaeology
  • Caribbean and Amazonia

Work address

Van Steenis Building
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number B207



  • University of Nova Gorica Gastdocent in Cultural Heritage Law
  • University College Dublin Gastdocent in cultural heritage law
  • UNISCAPE Scientific Editor