Jenny is a lecturer in the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University, Wales. She writes books about museums, digital media, representation and challenging histories and is a founding member of the UK's Challenging History network. Jenny has worked in partnership with lots of museums and heritage organisations.
Voices of War and Peace, 2014 – 2018 Jenny is Co-Investigator on Birmingham University’s Voices of War and Peace project, a WW1 Engagement Centre funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The project involves collaboration (and in some cases the creation of digital encounters) with The Cardiff Story Museum, the Firing Line Museum of the Welsh Soldier, Cardiff Castle, the Cardiff Remembers project, National Museum Wales, Welsh National Opera and Wales for Peace. Challenging History Network Challenging History is an investigation into the representation of difficult and sensitive subject matters, which has resulted in a number of reports, major recommendations to the cultural sector, and partnerships in the UK and beyond, including with the Tower of London, Imperial War Museums and the Digital Learning Network. We have held a number of events and sector-facing seminars, including International Conferences at Cardiff University (June 2016), Buckfast Abbey (2013) and at City University (February 2012) and a Philosophy Salon at the National Portrait Gallery (June 2011). This research deals directly with issues around representation, media, identity, audiences, race and gender.