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Jose Antonio Gonzalez Zarandona

Associate Research Fellow, Heritage Destruction Specialist, The University of Melbourne

José Antonio González Zarandona is affiliated with the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University (Australia) and División de Historia, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (Mexico). He specializes in the destruction of art, heritage and material culture, and the interdisciplinary frameworks that explain this phenomena. In 2014, he was awarded a PhD by the University of Melbourne (Australia) on the destruction of Indigenous rock art in Western Australia. He has been awarded fellowships at the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage (University of Birmingham, 2015), the University of Oxford (funded by the Australian Academy of the Humanities, 2016) and Forensic Architecture (Goldsmiths University, funded by the British Academy, 2018). In 2020, he will be an Associate Research Fellow at the International Observatory for Cultural Heritage, Columbia University.


  • –present
    Associate Research Fellow, South African Medical Research Council


  • 2014 
    The University of Melbourne, PhD Art History