J. Eva Meharry

Visiting Researcher

J. Eva Meharry, PhD is currently a Fulbright Scholar in Bangladesh, researching the impact of climate change on heritage while based at ICCCAD. Eva has worked in the fields of culture, diplomacy, and development in Asia and Africa for over fifteen years. She was most recently the Afghanistan Project Manager and Senior Editor for the Association for Diplomatic Studies & Training and Senior Analyst for the Smithsonian Institution’s Cultural Rescue Initiative. She is also a 2020 National Geographic Explorer, Explorers Club Fellow, Meridian International Center’s Cultural Diplomacy Leadership Council Member, and 2023 Middle East Policy Council 40 Under 40 Awardee. She holds a PhD from the Department of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge, and her thesis, “Politics of the Past: Archaeology, Nationalism and Diplomacy in Afghanistan (1919–2001),” was awarded the Chairman’s Accolade at the 2021 International Convention of Asia Scholars Book Prize. She was previously the General Editor of the Archaeological Review from Cambridge in which she was also lead co-editor of the volume, On the Edge of the Anthropocene?: Modern Climate Change and the Practice of Archaeology.