Professor Jenny Harding

Professor Jenny Harding researches and teaches cultural theory, media theory, research methods and oral history. 

Jenny Harding, a female lecturer, poses in a black suit, smiling to camera.

Jenny Harding

Jenny is the Professor of Media and Culture in the School of Computing and Digital Media at London Metropolitan University.


  • BA (Hons) European and Social Studies (University of East Anglia)
  • MSc Sociology Applied to Medicine (Bedford College, University of London)
  • PhD Cultural Studies (University of Technology Sydney)

Jenny researches and teaches cultural theory, media theory, research methods and oral history. She has written about emotions, gender and sexuality and has been involved in a number of community-based oral history projects. She is a member of the editorial board of the Oral History Journal and a trustee of The Oral History Society.

Jenny is the Module Convenor for SM5013 Media and Communities, SM5065 Cultural and Creative Industries and SM5068 Researching Media Audiences on the Media and Communications BSc.

She supervises PhD students working on theories of gender, media and emotion, and using oral history, and is also one of the co-organisers of the annual Spring School in Oral History, jointly convened by the Institute for Historical Research and the Oral History Society.

  • Harding, J 2010 ‘Talk about Care: Emotion, Culture and Oral History’, Oral History, vol 38, no 2, 33-42.
  • Harding, J and Pribram, D (eds) 2009. Emotions: A Cultural Studies Reader. London: Routledge.
  • Harding, J 2009. ‘Emotional subjects: language and power in refugee narratives’ in Harding and Pribram (eds). 267-279.
  • Gabriel, J, Harding, J, Hodgkinson, P, Kelly, L, and Khan, A 2009c. ‘Public Sociology: working at the instices’American Sociologist. DOI 10.1007/s12108-009-9080-3.
  • Gabriel, J and Harding, J 2009. ‘On Being a “Good” Refugee’ in G. Bhattacharyya (ed), Ethnicities and Values in a Changing World. Farnham: Ashgate. 135-154.
  • Day, A, Harding, J, and Mullen, J. 2008. ‘Refugee Stories: The Refugee Communities History Project, Partnership and collaboration’ in Skartveit, H-L og Goodnow, K (Eds) Museums and Refugees: New Media, Play and Participation. Paris: UNESCO.
  • Andrews, S, Bhagat, D, Harding, J and Williamson, M 2008. ‘London Metropolitan University East End Archive: The Paul Trevor Collection’, VADS.
  • Harding, J 2007a. ‘The Eastender Archive Project’, Activate 3, 2-3.
  • Harding, J Clarke, A and Chappell, A 2007b. ‘Family Matters: Intergenerational Conflict in the Somali Community’. Report. London: London Metropolitan University.
  • Harding, J 2006. ‘Questioning the subject in biographical interviewing’. Sociological Research Online. Vol. 11, No 3.
  • Harding, J and Pribram, D  2004. ‘Losing Our Cool?  Following Williams and Grossberg On Emotions’. Cultural Studies. Vol 18, No 6, 863-883
  • Harding, J and Gabriel, J 2004. ‘Communities in the Making: Pedagogic
  • Explorations using Oral History’ International Studies in the Sociology of Education, Vol 14, No 3, 185-201
  • Harding, J 2004.  ‘Practices of Freedom? Working on the Self in the Context of Homelessness’. Subject Matters, Vol 1, No. 1. 67- 83.
  • Harding, J and Pribram, D  2002. ‘The Power of Feeling. Locating Emotions in Culture’. European Journal of Cultural Studies, Vol 5 (4).407-426.
  • Harding, J 2002. ‘Talking about Homelessness: a teaching and research initiative in East London’, Teaching in Higher Education, Vol 7, No. 1, 81-95.
  • Gabriel, J and Harding, J 2000. ‘Biographical Interviews: Ways of Working with Communities’. The Oral History Journal. Spring, Vol 28, No 1: 28-30.
  • Harding, J 1998. Sex Acts: Practices of Femininity and Masculinity. London, Thousand Oaks, New Delhi: Sage Publications Inc.
  • Harding, J 1997. ‘Bodies at Risk’ in A Peterson and R Bunton (eds) Foucault, Health and Medicine, London and New York: Routledge.
  • Harding, J 1996. ‘Sex and Control - The Hormonal Body’. Body and Society, Vol. 2 (1).
  • Harding, J 1994. ‘Making a Drama out of Difference: Portrait of a Marriage’ in B Budge and D Hamer (eds) The Good, the Bad and the Gorgeous. London: Pandora.


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