Tess Davis


About Tess Davis

Tess Davis is an Affiliate Researcher in the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research at the University of Glasgow and Executive Director of The Antiquities Coalition. Tess comes to this project from the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation — a not-for-profit institution based in the United States — where she was Executive Director until 2012. She previously worked for the nongovernmental organization Heritage Watch in Cambodia, first as Project Coordinator, and finally Assistant Director. Her career began at the Archaeological Institute of America. For the past decade, Tess has devoted herself to fighting the pillage of ancient sites and trafficking of artifacts, particularly in Southeast Asia. She serves on the Advisory Board of Heritage Watch and is Vice Chair of the American Society of International Law’s Cultural Heritage and the Arts Interest Group. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association.