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Dr Margaretta Jolly

Post:Reader in Cultural Studies (Media and Film, Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies)
Other posts:Director (Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research)

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 873585
International:+44 1273 873585

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I have worked at the University of Sussex since 2007, leading oral history and life writing studies in the Centre for Continuing Education before being appointed to my current position as Reader in Cultural Studies in the School of Media, Film and Music in 2013. I currently lead on cultural industry studies in the University, with a focus on social, heritage and ethical enterprise.

Before that, I was Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Culture at the University of Exeter, 2000-2007, after beginning my lecturing career at Sussex 1999-2000. I have also been a Research Fellow at the Mass Observation Archive from 1997-1999, and Branch Secretary to Brighton Women’s Workers’ Educational Association, 1993-98. I studied English literature at the University of Cambridge and Women’s Studies at the University of York in the 1980s.


I am Reader in Cultural Studies with a specialism in Life Writing, Oral History and Audio/Visual Life Story-telling, in the School of Media, Film and Music, University of Sussex. I direct the University's Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research.

I am Convenor for the MA in Cultural and Creative Industries. See under 'Teaching' for more detail of my fields of interest, including areas of PhD supervision, and 'Research' for my other interests in gender and feminist studies.