Dr. Bernadette Buck­ley joined the De­part­ment of In­ter­na­tional Pol­i­tics at Gold­smiths (UK) in 2007. Be­fore ar­riv­ing at Gold­smiths, she was a lec­turer in Con­tem­po­rary Art The­ory & Prac­tice at the In­ter­na­tional Cen­tre for Cul­tural & Her­itage Stud­ies, New­cas­tle Uni­ver­sity. Buck­ley’s re­search in­ter­ests tra­verse a num­ber of dif­fer­ent fields. She has long since been in­ter­ested in the com­plex re­la­tion­ships be­tween art and war and/or art and ter­ror­ism. Si­mul­ta­ne­ously how­ever, her in­ter­est in ‘Gallery Stud­ies’ has led her to ex­plore the re­la­tion­ship be­tween ‘cu­rat­ing’ and ‘cre­at­ing’ and to in­ves­ti­gate the on­tol­ogy of cu­rat­ing from the per­spec­tive of the ‘event’. In this vein also, she is also in­ter­ested in the (de)dif­fer­en­ti­a­tion be­tween ‘con­tem­po­rary art’, ‘her­itage’, ‘ed­u­ca­tion’ and other areas of prac­tice. Ad­di­tion­ally she has ex­plored no­tions of (un)‘ed­u­ca­tion’ both in ‘artis­tic’ and in ‘gallery’ prac­tices. Dr. Buck­ley is a Board Mem­ber of Tate Pa­pers and the Jour­nal for Mu­seum Ed­u­ca­tion and a mem­ber of Po­larts, the ECPR Stand­ing Group for Pol­i­tics and the Arts.  She wrote the chap­ter, TER­RI­BLE BEAU­TIES , for Art in the Age of Ter­ror­ism, eds. G. Coul­ter Smith & M. Owen, Paul Hol­ber­ton, New York, 2005. The De­struc­tion of Cul­tural Her­itage in Iraq by P.?Stone, and J. Far­chakh, eds., HMP: Lon­don, 2008, an edited col­lec­tion of es­says for which she wrote a chap­ter on the im­pli­ca­tions for con­tem­po­rary artists, re­cently won the 2011 James Wise­man prize, from the Ar­chae­o­log­i­cal In­sti­tute of Amer­ica.