Carla Shapreau is a Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where she teaches art and cultural property law. She also is a Senior Fellow in the Institute of European Studies, where she is conducting cultural property research. In the Department of Music, she is Curator of the Salz Collection. While earning her Juris Doctor, Carla Shapreau was a judicial extern for the Honorable Chief Judge Robert F. Peckham, U.S. District Court, San Francisco, before becoming an intellectual property law practitioner and later joining the University of California as a Lecturer.
A recipient of a 2018 National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship in connection with her research, Shapreau has written and lectured broadly on the topic of cultural property, including, co-author of The Ferrell-Vogüé Machaut Manuscript, Oxford: DIAMM Publications, 2014 (American Musicological Society Palisca Award, 2015); co-author of Violin Fraud -- Deception, Forgery, Theft and Lawsuits in England and America, Oxford University Press; “Bells in the Cultural Soundscape: Nazi-Era Plunder, Repatriation, and Campanology,” in The Oxford Handbook of Musical Repatriation, Oxford University Press, 2018; “German Panel Rules That a Rare Violin Was Looted by Nazis,” New York Times, December 9, 2016; “Contextualizing Cultural Property – Interpretation and Perception of Nazi-era Looted or Blacklisted Works,” Symposium: How Should We Perform the Troubled Past?, Colburn School of Music, Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices, October, 2016; “Mastery of the Past,” Symposium: The Vienna Philharmonic 100 Years After the Outbreak of the First World War, Cal Performances, University of California, Berkeley, 2014; “A Nazi Violin Still Keeps Its Secrets,” New York Times, September 21, 2012. Forthcoming are "Documenting the Violin Trade in Paris: The Archives of Albert Caressa and Émile Français, 1930-1945," with co-authors in Collecting & Provenance: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach, Roman & Littlefield and "The Nazi-Era Confiscation of Wanda Landowska’s Musical Collection and its Aftermath," Polin, Vol.32, Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, Liverpool University Press.