About Tiffany Jenkins



Tiffany Jenkins is an author and writer. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Keeping Their Marbles: How Treasures of the Past Ended Up in Museums and Why They Should Stay There  published by Oxford University Press in 2016, described as An outstanding achievement, clear-headed, wide-ranging and incisive.’  by John Carey in the Sunday Times and ‘Courageous and well-argued.’ by Henrik Bering in the Wall Street Journal. She is also author of Contesting Human Remains in Museum Collections: The Crisis of Cultural Authority and editor of Political Culture, Soft Interventions and State Building, both published by Routledge. 

Her writing credits include the Guardian, Observer, Spectator and the New Republic, and for four years wrote a weekly opinion column in the Scotsman. She was the presenter of the BBC Radio 4 programme Beauty and the Brain, which explored what brain science can tell us about art and the writer and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s, A Narrative History of Secrecy.


She has been a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics, Department of Law. Her first degree is in art history, her PhD in sociology. She divides her time between London and Edinburgh.

Contact her via

Twitter: @tiffanyjenkins

Or her agent, Toby Mundy, here:

Toby Mundy Associates

6 Bayley Street, Bedford Square
London, WC1B 3HE
Telephone: (+44) 020 3713 0067

Photo: Chris Close.


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