Dr Sarah Feinstein

Dr Sarah Feinstein


I am currently a Teaching Fellow at the School of Performance and Cultural Industries. Previously, I worked as a Lecturer in Museology in the Department of Art History and Cultural Practices in 2018 and Placement Coordinator for the School of Arts Lanaguages and Culture in 2017 at the University of Manchester.

I have published on a range of subjects from the Suffragettes, culture-led regeneration in Belfast and representation of women in the gaming industry in museum exhibitions. I have also worked for many years in the cultural sector both in the United States and United Kingdom.

My career began in 1995 working as a project assistant with the Experimental Gallery at the Washington State historical Society. I have since worked at the Arts and Business Council of Chicago as a Programme Coordinator, in Painting Conservation at the National Gallery of Art (USA) as a Museum Technician, the National Endowment for the Arts (USA) as a Division Assistant for the Local Art Agency Division, and the Repartriation Department at the National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian) as a Museum Specialist.

Most recently, I have worked as a collections assistant at the Women’s Art Library in London, a research for the Pankhurst Heritage Center in Manchester and a research with the Prison’s Memory Archive in Belfast. I am currently a trustee of the Manchester Digital Music Archive.

Research interests

My research interests focus on culture as a site of power and resistance. I am particularly interested in the social capital of participation in the arts, critical pedagogy of heritage management and the cultural production of social movements.

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  • PhD in Arts Management and Cultural Policy, University of Manchester
  • Masters in Creative and Critical Analysis, Sociology, Goldsmiths University London
  • Masters in Arts Management and Exhibition Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • BA in Liberal Arts, The Evergreen State College

Professional memberships

  • Association for Critical Heritage Studies
  • Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Student education

I teach Arts Marketing and Audience Engagement and Impact. I am a module tutor in Theoretical Perspectives and Critical Debates in Culture and Place.

I am also teaching Arts Management and Cultural Leadership and Cultural Policy, as well as supervising Postgraduate dissertation research.