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Claudia Glatz is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Glasgow. She is an anthropological archaeologist researching the material production of early states and empires and their underlying social relationships at both the landscape scale and through material culture. She is especially interested in the nature and context of sovereignty along the geographical and topographic margins of early states and the ways in which societies located in highland and transitional zones negotiated and resisted external control. This interest in the margins has led her to conduct fieldwork in the mountains of the Pontic region of northern Turkey (Cide Archaeological Project) and in the highland-lowland transitional zone of the Upper Diyala/Sirwan River valley in the Kurdish Region of north-east Iraq (Sirwan Regional Project). She also directs a British Council – Cultural Protection Fund funded project, “Archaeological Practice and Heritage Protection in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq” that combines research-led archaeological practice and heritage protection in the Kurdish region of Iraq, targeting not only archaeologists and heritage professionals but also the wider public, educators, and children.