Participatory Practices

DWAN’s Creative Director Dr Jenna Ashton discusses #GlobalCulturalFellow

Arts and International Affairs

Jenna Ashton


Jenna Ashton is Founder and Creative Director of arts and heritage organisation Digital Women’s Archive North CIC (DWAN). Her work specifically concerns global feminisms and women’s movements in relation to creative resistance through arts, heritage and participatory practices. Her research specialisms include digital feminisms, alongside digital futures in arts, archives, museums and galleries. Additionally she works on feminist curatorial and archival practices. She is editor of two-volume international publication “Feminism and Museums: Intervention, Disruption and Change” (September 2017, MuseumsEtc). DWAN is co-creating a digital space that will function as an archive, educational resource and alternative media outlet, supporting the connectivity, campaigns and creative cultural resistance of feminist practitioners and organisations. Jenna’s current positions also include Impact and Engagement Manager in Research and Knowledge Exchange at Manchester Metropolitan University and Honorary Research Fellow of Sociology in the School of Social Sciences, The University of Manchester. She sits on the…

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