Tiffany Jenkins

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Tiffany Jenkins
OccupationAuthor, journalist, academic
Notable worksContesting Human Remains in Museum Collections: The Crisis of Cultural Authority;
Political Culture, Soft Interventions and Nation Building;
Keeping Their Marbles
SpouseIain Macwhirter

Tiffany Jenkins is a British sociologist, cultural commentator and writer, and is Culture Editor for the journal Sociology Compass. She is the author of Contesting Human Remains in Museum Collections (2011), which looks at the influences at play on the controversy over human remains in museum collections; and of Keeping Their Marbles (2016), which examines the controversies surrounding the Elgin Marbles, and the wider debate on the repatriation of cultural heritage. She is editor of a multi-authored book of essays, Political Culture, Soft Interventions and Nation Building (2015), which examines the act of cultural intervention in countries that have been devastated by conflict.


She is a regular contributor to the broadsheet press on the arts and cultural issues, including a column for The Scotsman newspaper.

Jenkins has been a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics, and arts and society director of the Institute of Ideas.


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