About Tiffany Jenkins




Tiffany Jenkins is a writer and author, whose next book: Strangers and Intimates: The Rise and Fall of Private Life, will be published by Picador in spring 2024. She is the presenter of the BBC Radio 4 series A Narrative History of Secrecy, 5 part series on the history of secrecy, and Contracts of Silence which investigated the proliferation of non disclosure agreements (NDS).

Her last book, Keeping Their Marbles: How the Treasures of the Past Ended Up in Museums and Why They Should Stay There (OUP) was published to critical acclaim – reviewed in the Sunday Times as “an outstanding achievement, clear-headed, wide-ranging and incisive.”  She is also the author of Contesting Human Remains in Museum Collections: The Crisis of Cultural Authority, and editor of Political Culture: Soft Interventions and Nation Building

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She was a columnist for the Scotsman for 5 years. Other writing credits include the Financial Times, Guardian, Observer and the Spectator. Additional Broadcasting credits includes the BBC Radio 4 programme β€˜Beauty and the Brain’, which explored what science can tell us about art.

She is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Edinburgh; and a former Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics. Her Phd is in sociology; her BSC in art history. She works with arts organisations across Europe on purpose, vision and strategy.

She speaks regularly at conferences around the world is an experienced facilitator and an accomplished keynote speaker.

She is represented by Toby Mundy at Aevitas Creative Management.

Contact Tiffany at jenkins [dot] tiffany [at] gmail [dot] com

Find her on Twitter: @tiffanyjenkins

Photo: Chris Close.