Chapter 6 - Abstract and author bios

6. A Paradox of Cultural Property: NAGPRA and (Dis)Possession

Susan Benton

Susan Benton holds a Juris Doctor degree in law and a PhD degree in anthropology. Susan has been active in private law practice in the United States since 1987 with a focus on issues affecting the cultural and creative sectors. For more than a decade, she has focused her research on issues involving indigenous cultural heritage, arts, and the law, including the processes of repatriation and their effects on groups and individuals. For more than 20 years, Susan has also taught courses at the doctoral and masters levels on issues involving cultural heritage law, museum law, and the international arts and antiquities trade. Currently residing in Melbourne, Australia, Susan is active internationally with research, law practice, teaching, and speaking engagements.