Dr Jenny Doubt

Jenny Doubt

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Postdoctoral Research Officer

Jenny joined the Department in 2014. She is working with Professor Lucie Cluver as a Postdoctoral Research Officer on the development, implementation and evaluation of a culturally-adaptable child abuse prevention programme for HIV/AIDS affected families in rural South Africa. 

Prior to joining the Department, Jenny was a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for Ethnographic Research and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Violence (CEREV) at Concordia University in Montreal, where she curated a multimedia exhibition around a range of South African HIV/AIDS 'testimonies' from 2005-2013, exploring the mediation, performance, and circulation of HIV-related cultural products.

Jenny holds an MA in Colonial and Postcolonial Cultures from the University of Sussex and a PhD in English Literature from the Open University. Her dissertation, Performing and Inscribing HIV/AIDS in Post-Apartheid South Africa investigated how cultural texts intervene in debates about HIV/AIDS and help empower the most vulnerable among the HIV-affected in post-apartheid South Africa. 

Jenny Doubt's key areas of research focus are (click to expand):

Parenting programmes for child abuse prevention