Kristin is listed as a guest speaker for one of our discussions but she does not work at Cumberland Lodge. We cannot share her contact details and it is not always possible for us to pass on contact enquiries to past speakers.

Kristin O’Donnell is a lecturer in Applied Humanities at Newman University in Birmingham, UK. Her AHRC-funded doctoral research ‘The Cultural Politics of Commemoration: Participatory Art and Britain’s Great War During the Centenary Moment’ (University of Brighton) explores the relationship between commemoration, identity formation, and nationalism in creating and policing boundaries of belonging.

Kristin regularly collaborates with artists and activists, recently working with Dover Arts Development and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Through her interest in cultural policy Kristin secured a Cumberland Lodge Fellowship (2019-2021) to work at the intersection of academia, policy, and complex social challenges. In addition to her academic research, she has worked as a historical researcher and consultant in both the heritage and film sectors and produced films exploring the relationship between place, history and identity.

Cumberland Lodge Fellow, 2019-21