Memory is crucial for democracy, but not only because it can teach citizens important norms like tolerance and inclusion. Mnemonic democracy would also mean taking into account whether the views of the majority are represented and public memory is underpinned by legitimate state power, Jenny Wüstenberg writes
Professor of History and Memory Studies, School of Arts and Humanities, Nottingham Trent University
Jenny is a project leader in NTU’s Global Heritage Theme, and co-lead, with Chris Reynolds, of Memory Studies@NTU.
Her research interests include comparative politics and history; memory politics in Europe, in settler colonial societies, and transnationally; civic activism, social movements, and democratisation; the memory of slow-moving and large-scale change; children and families in history and memory; and qualitative and network methodology.
She has held various leadership positions, particularly as one of the founding Co-Presidents of the Memory Studies Association (together with Aline Sierp and Jeffrey Olick).