Torgrim Sneve Guttormsen PhD is the Head of the Heritage and Society Department at Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research. He is trained in archaeology and heritage studies with research emphasis on cultural heritage management and politics, heritage and planning, urban heritage, immigrant heritage, difficult heritage, public archaeology and the history of archaeology. With his focus on studying memorials, commemorations and exhibitions his research also interfaces memory studies and museum studies.
Torgrim is an Honorary Professor at the University of Stirling Centre for Environment, Heritage and Policy for the period 2021-2024. He is also Visiting Professor at the Centre for Land and Cultural Resources Research at Fudan University in China for the period 2017-2022 and has been a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies, the Australian National University. His edited books include ‘Heritage and Sustainable Urban Transformations. Deep Cities’ (Routledge, 2020) and ‘Heritage, Democracy and the Public. Nordic Approaches’ (Routledge, 2016). Latest publication is the chapter ‘Monumentalizing Refugee Heritage: Vietnamese Boat People Memorials. In: Migrant, Multicultural and Diasporic Heritage. Beyond and Between Borders’ (Routledge, 2021).