Jenny Kidd lectures and researches across the fields of digital media, heritage, the cultural and creative industries in the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University, Wales. She is is Co-Director of the School’s Digital Media and Society research group and part of the Cardiff University Digital Cultures Network. In 2016 Jenny was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts.
Jenny is the author of Representation (Routledge, 2015), Museums in the New Mediascape (Ashgate, 2014), and co-editor of Challenging History in the Museum (Ashgate, 2014) and Performing Heritage (MUP, 2011). She has published widely, including in the International Journal of Heritage Studies, the Journal of Information, Technology and People, Museum and Society, The Journal of Curatorial Studies, and Curator: The Museums Journal.
Jenny Kidd works closely with cultural professionals on a variety of Projects, and as part of the Challenging History network. She has recently worked on projects with: Birmingham University, Leicester University, Sheffield University, Historic Royal Palaces, The Tower of London, National Museums Northern Ireland, National Trust Scotland, National Maritime Museum, London, the Royal Armouries, Imperial War Museums, Buckfast Abbey, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, yello brick, the Cultural Learning Alliance, The National Library of Wales, Art and Memory, and The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry.
Jenny is involved in many public engagement initiatives, has been a commentator on BBC Radio, and has written for The Conversation. She is a Committee Member of the Digital Learning Network and has written for the DLNET blog on digital museum ethics.
At Cardiff University, Jenny teaches on the BA in Journalism, Media and Communications, leading on the core first year module Representations, and on elective modules in Digital Culture, and Creative Industries. Jenny is the Director of Learning and Teaching in the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, and the Senior Personal Tutor. She is on the editorial board for Cardiff University Press.
She has previously been a Lecturer in Cultural Policy at City University London (2008-2012), and before that, a Research Associate in the School of Drama at Manchester University (on the AHRC Performance, Learning and Heritage Project with Professor Anthony Jackson, 2005-2008). Jenny holds a PhD from Cardiff University which makes an in-depth critical appraisal of the BBC Wales Digital Storytelling initiative Capture Wales)
This site contains information about Jenny’s research and teaching interests, publications and projects plus details of how to get in touch should you require further information about any of the above.