Dr Jennifer Good
Jennifer originally trained as a printmaker and textile artist. Her PhD in Visual Culture focussed on the photographic representation of the September 11th attacks, with a special interest in trauma theory, psychoanalysis and the idea of public memory. She was formerly a faculty member at the Foundation for International Education, and has worked as a freelance researcher for the UK Government Art Collection. She has taught the history and theory of photojournalism and documentary photography (BA and MA) at LCC since 2009.
She is the author of Photography and September 11th: Spectacle, Memory, Trauma (Bloomsbury, 2015) and co-editor of Mythologizing the Vietnam War: Visual Culture and Mediated Memory (CSP, 2014), with Val Williams, Brigitte Lardinois and Paul Lowe. She writes regularly for photography publications including Source magazine.
Jennifer’s research practice is concerned with the photographic representation of conflict, specifically on psychological and psychoanalytical levels. Ideas around the dichotomy between words and images are also central, and a concern with the ways in which photography is written about in academic and other discourses underlies all her work. As well photojournalism & documentary photography, she has also published in the area of pedagogic research, with a particular interest in the teaching and reading of theoretical texts.