New York Times: FAU paleontologist weighs in on the decolonisation debate

Nussaibah Raja Schoob
Nussaibah Raja Schoob is a doctoral candidate in the field of Palaeontology. Picture: D. Dimitrijević

Many artefacts that are displayed in museums all around the world were discovered far from where they are being shown to the public. The question looming in the background is if they should be returned to their countries of origin. This conversation is taking place in palaeontology, too. Doctoral candidate Nussaibah Raja Schoob from the Geozentrum Nordbayern at FAU is speaking in an New York Times article about historical legacies of her discipline that she and other young researchers are working to overcome. Another article on the topic has been published in the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s magazine sciencemag.

She also discusses this question on BYU radio, a station run by Brigham Young University in Utah.