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Helen Robbins

Repatriation Director

Repatriation
Ethnography

Dr. Robbins is the Repatriation Director at the Field Museum where she coordinates domestic and international repatriation activities. As part of her work, she evaluates and conducts empirical research on repatriation claims and is actively involved in consultation with, and outreach to, Native American groups. She collaborates on exhibitions and manages an internship program. She is working to establish consistent standards of research and review and is actively involved in the ongoing development of Museum policy and procedures regarding international repatriation, collaborative curation initiatives and other matters. Dr. Robbins received an M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Arizona.

Additional Information

Education

Ph.D. University of Arizona 2001

Grants & awards

2017 - National Park Service, NAGPRA Grant, Principal Investigator. 2016 - IMLS National Leadership Grant, Principal Investigator. 2016 - National Park Service, NAGPRA Grant, Principal Investigator. 2016 - National Park Service, NAGPRA Grant, Principal Investigator. 2016 - National Park Service, NAGPRA Grant, Principal Investigator. 2014 - National Park Service, NAGPRA Grant, Principal Investigator. 2014 - National Park Service, NAGPRA Grant, Principal Investigator. 2013 - National Park Service, NAGPRA Grant, Principal Investigator. 2011 - Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust, Principal Investigator. 2010 - National Park Service, NAGPRA Grant, Principal Investigator. 2010 - National Park Service, NAGPRA Grant, Principal Investigator. 2009 - Grainger Award, Co-Principal Investigator. 2008 - National Park Service, NAGPRA Grant, Principal Investigator. 2008 - National Park Service, NAGPRA Grant, Principal Investigator. 2007 - National Park Service, NAGPRA Grant, Principal Investigator. 2007 - National Park Service, NAGPRA Grant, Co-Principal Investigator. 2006 - National Park Service, NAGPRA Grant, Principal Investigator. 2005 - Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation Award, Co-principal Investigator. 2004 - National Park Service, NAGPRA Grant, Co-Principal Investigator. 2003 -National Park Service, NAGPRA Grant. Principal Investigator.

Publications

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Professional affiliations

American Alliance of Museums

American Anthropological Association

Society for American Archaeology