Dr Yunci Cai

Yunci Cai

Research Associate

Birmingham School of Art
0116 229 7279

Yunci Cai is Associate Professor in Museum and Heritage Studies at the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester. She is a critical heritage and museum studies scholar, specialising in the cultural politics and museologies in and of Asia. Trained as a geographer/anthropologist, she has interests in non-western and Indigenous museology, post-colonial studies, developmental studies and critical heritage studies, with a regional focus on Malaysia, Singapore, and China.

She holds a PhD in Museum and Heritage Studies and a Master of Arts with Distinction in Museum Studies, both from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London and a First-Class Honours in Geography from the National University of Singapore. Her monograph Staging Indigenous Heritage: Instrumentalisation, Brokerage and Representation in Malaysia (Routledge 2020) explores the politics of heritage-making at four Indigenous cultural villages in Malaysia.