Dr Jennie Morgan

Lecturer in Heritage

History Stirling

Dr Jennie Morgan

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About me

I am a Lecturer in Heritage and Programme Director of the MSc Heritage at the University of Stirling (https://www.stir.ac.uk/courses/pg-taught/heritage/). Having joined the Division of History, Heritage and Politics in 2018, I now teach across a wide range of core and option modules on both the BA Hons (Heritage and Tourism) and the MSc Heritage courses. I am also active in the University's Cultural Heritage Programme and the Centre for Environment, Heritage, and Policy.

Prior to joining Stirling, I was a Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of York, where I worked on the Profusion-theme of the AHRC-funded Heritage Futures research programme (https://heritage-futures.org).

Trained as a Social Anthropologist (PhD Manchester, 2011), I have worked on a range of interdisciplinary projects that span my interests in organisational anthropology, contemporary museum practice and theory, cultural heritage, and ethnographic methodologies (including the sensory, visual, and creative knowledge-exchange). This is reflected in my associate membership of the Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage in Berlin (http://www.carmah.berlin/people/).

I am also a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute, and a member of the Association of Social Anthropologists, Museums Association, Museum Ethnographers Group, and the Association of Critical Heritage Studies. After several years as Reviews Editor, I now sit on the Editorial board for 'Anthropology in Action: Journal for Applied Anthropology in Policy and Practice'. I am regularly invited to peer review for high-profile academic journals, most recently the Journal of Material Culture, Museums and Social Issues, Memory Studies, Museum & Society, and Curator: The Museum Journal.

Below you will find a select CV with my most recent achievements, events and activities. For a further list (including publications) please see 'outputs'.


Favela Stories: Sporting practices and building community resilience in Rio de Janeiro during the COVID-19 pandemic

I am presently collaborating with Dr Claudio Rocha (University of Stirling) on this UoS Crucible 'New Collaborator' grant funded project. The project aims to initiate a new interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers within the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities by investigating the meanings and values favela residents attach to sporting practices (and connected spaces, sites, objects, memories, stories, networks) and how these have contributed to resilience in the face of this global crisis.

Divisional / Faculty Contribution

Advisor of Studies MSc Heritage

MSc Heritage Programme Director

Event / Presentation

Cultures of Care
Conversation with Dr Nuala Morse (University of Leicester) for Museum Ethnographers Groups Conference, 6 May 2021

Invited International Keynote, Canterbury New Zealand Heritage Awards 2020 (cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic)

Invited Lecture University of Groningen (Netherlands)
Invited lecture for the Studium Generale outreach department on Profusion research March 2021

Invited panellist Collections Trust / Social History Curators Group
Live webinar panel organised by the Collections Trust on collections disposal, July 2020 (video available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtBRiZWx9Kw&feature=youtu.be)

Other Academic Activities

Local Organising Committee, 'ACHS2020: Futures' 5th Biennial Conference


Editorial Board, Anthropology in Action: Journal for Applied Anthropology in Policy and Practice

Professional qualification

Associate Fellow Higher Education Academy

Supervision of Research Assistants

Ongoing PhD supervision
Ongoing PhD supervision Hanneke Booij (University of Stirling) and Claire Eaglesham (Glasgow School of Art)

Research programmes