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Amy Strecker

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Assistant Professor

Dr. A. Strecker
+31 71 527 2646

Amy Strecker is a postdoctoral researcher within the  ERC-Synergy Project NEXUS1492 and lecturer in international cultural heritage law.

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. In addition, she holds  a Research Masters in Law (European University Institute, 2006), an MA in Cultural Policy (University College Dublin, 2005), and a BA in the History of Art and Spanish (University College Dublin, 2003).

She is the author of a number of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on the subject of landscape and human rights, indigenous rights and heritage in international law, as well as being the co-editor of two edited collections. She has recently converted her PhD into a monograph entitled Landscape Protection in International Law (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).         

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. She co-supervises a number of PhD students on the themes of heritage law and cultural landscape protection, in addition to coordinating the heritage component of the ERC Nexus1492 project.

Aside from her research activities, Amy lectures in culture, heritage and international law at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and is a visiting professor of international cultural heritage law at the University of Nova Gorica and IUAV (Venice).

Amy is also 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

  • Faculteit Archeologie
  • World Archaeology
  • Caribbean and Amazonia

Work address

Van Steenis Building
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number B2.07


Guest Staff Member

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Stafdienst Bedrijfsvoering
  • Faculteitsbestuur

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number B2.07



  • University of Nova Gorica Gastdocent in Cultural Heritage Law