Professor Jenny Harding

Jenny Harding is a Professor of Media and Culture at the School of Computing and Digital Media. She is also a postgraduate research coordinator for the school and Chair of the Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG).

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Jenny Harding is Professor of Media and Culture. She has a PhD in Cultural Studies from the University of Technology Sydney. She has written about cultural theory, emotions, gender and sexuality and has been involved in a number of community-based oral history projects. She is a trustee of The Oral History Society and one of the editors of Oral History.

Professor Harding's research interests include cultural theory, emotions, gender and sexuality and oral history methodology. She is co-convenor of the Media, Culture and Creative Technologies Research Group.
Professor Harding is the course leader for Media, Communications and Journalism BSc (Hons), Media and Marketing BA (Hons) and Media and Public Relations BA (Hons). She teaches modules on subjects in emit and communications and research methods. She also supervises undergraduate dissertations and PhD theses in this subject area.
  • Calabria, V., Harding, J. and Meiklejohn, L. 2022. ‘Oral History in UK doctoral research: extent of use and researcher preparedness’. Forthcoming in The Oral History Review.
  • Gabriel, J. and Harding, J. 2021. 'Questioning "the public": exploring the meanings of public engagement in higher education'. Teaching in Higher Education.July
  • Gabriel, J. and Harding, J. 2020. "Reimagining Islington: work, memory, place and emotion in a community oral history project"Oral History, Vol 48, No 2. 43-56.
  • Harding, J. 2019. "Public feeling: the entanglement of media, emotion and technology in the 2011 riots" in R. Patulny, S. Khorana, R. Olson, A. Bellocchi, J. McKenzie and M. Peterie (eds) Emotions in Late Modernity, New York: Routledge. 209-222.
  • Harding, J., Parks, S., Pauszek, J. and Pollard, N. 2018. "Alliances, Assemblages, and Affects: Three Moments of Building Collective Working Class Literacies", College Composition and Communication, CCC 70:1, September 2018  
  • 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.
  • Harding, J. 1990. ‘HIV Infection and Aboriginal Communities in New South Wales’. Critical Public Health, 1, 20-25.
  • Harding, J. and Modell, M. 1989. ‘Elderly People’s Experiences of Discharge from Hospital’. Journal of the Royal College of Practitioners: 39, 17-20.
  • Harding, J. 1989. ‘Ageing Women and Sexuality’. Radical Community Medicine, Winter, 36.
  • Harding, J. 1987. ‘Study of Discharge Communications from Hospital Doctors to an Inner London General Practice’. Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners. 37, 494-495.
  • Harding, J. and Modell, M. 1985a. ‘How Patients Manage Asthma’. Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners. 35, 226-8.
  • Harding, J. et al. 1985b. ‘Prescribing: the power to set limits’. British Medical Journal 290, 450-3.
  • Trustee of the Oral History Society
  • Editor of Oral History
  • External examiner for PhD candidates
Dr Jenny Harding
Professor of Media and Culture, Postgraduate Research Coordinator and Chair of the Postgraduate Student Research Group,
Leader for the Charities and Social Enterprise Clinic, Course Leader for the BA Media and Marketing and PhD supervisor