Jenny Kidd lectures across the fields of digital media, the cultural and creative industries in the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University. 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).
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, Senses and Society, and Curator: The Museums Journal.
At Cardiff University, Jenny teaches on the BA in Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, leading on the core first year module Representations (Media and Cultural Theory), and on elective modules in digital culture, and creative/cultural industries. She is Co-Director of the Digital Media and Society Research Group. Jenny is the Director of Teaching and Learning in the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, and the Senior Personal Tutor.
Jenny Kidd works closely with cultural professionals in her capacity as researcher and consultant (see Projects), most recently as part of the Challenging History network. She is currently working 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, National Museums Wales, the Cultural Learning Alliance, The National Library of Wales, Art and Memory, the Digital Engagement Network and The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry.
Jenny has acted as a reviewer for AHRC grant applications, and for publishers on numerous occasions. She has been a reviewer for the International Journal of Cultural Studies, Digital Journalism, Participations: International Journal of Audience Research, Global Media and Communication, Tourism Management, the International Journal of Heritage Studies, Museum Management and Curatorship, the Science Museums Group Journal, The Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society, and Information, Technology and People Journal. She is on the editorial team for the JOMEC Journal and has co-edited a number of books.
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.