Helen Malko

Associate Director

Helen Malko joined the Stanford Humanities Center as the Associate Director in January 2023, coming from the American Center of Research (ACOR) in Amman, Jordan. Before joining ACOR, she worked at Columbia University in the City of New York, where she managed various academic programs and projects in the Department of Art History and Archaeology and the Middle East Institute. She was the Program Manager for the Mellon Fellowship Program for Emerging Displaced Scholars at Columbia’s Global Center in Amman. 

Helen has been awarded multiple fellowships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Columbia University (Department of Art History and Archaeology and the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies). Her research centers on archaeology and cultural heritage of the Middle East, cultural representation in museums, and cultural memory. She holds a PhD in Anthropology and Archaeology from Stony Brook University and a MA and BA degree from Baghdad University. She has conducted fieldwork and projects in Turkey, Iraq, and Jordan and is a member of the Columbia University Project Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments. 

More information on Helen’s research and publications can be accessed here.

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Helen Malko