Tiffany Jenkins is a cultural sociologist and writer who splits her time between London and Edinburgh. A regular commentator on social and cultural issues, she has a weekly column in the Scotsman newspaper. Writing credits include BBC Culture, Independent, the Art Newspaper, Guardian & Spectator. She presented the Radio 4 programme Beauty and the Brain which explores what brain science can tell us about art.
Her next book – Keeping Their Marbles: How Treasures of the Past Ended Up in Museums and Why They Should Stay – charts how museums acquired objects, exploring who owns culture and why, and the purpose of museums. Keeping Their Marbles will be published by Oxford University Press in 2016. She is the author of Contesting Human Remains in Museum Collections: The Crisis of Cultural Authority which looks at the influences at play on the controversy over human remains, and editor of Political Culture, Soft Interventions and National Building.
Tiffany is a committee member of the Battle of Ideas. Previously, she was the director of the Arts and Society Programme at the Institute of Ideas. She has been a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics, Department of Law.
You can contact her at jenkins[dot]tiffany[at]gmail[dot]com