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 am currently undertaking research into digital literacy and digital pedagogy in postgraduate Museum Studies programmes in the UK, USA and Canada.

I have also worked for many years in the heritage sector both in the United States and United Kingdom. In collections management, I have worked at the National Gallery of Art (USA) and the Repatriation Department at the National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian). I also have experience working in policy with the Seattle Arts Commission and the Local Arts Agency Division of the National Endowment for the Arts (USA).

Most recently, I have worked as a collections assistant at the Women’s Art Library in London and researcher with the Prison’s Memory Archive in Belfast.

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

Programme Leader for the MA in Audience Engagement Participation. I also teach Arts Marketing and Audience Engagement & Impact.