Jennifer Krueckeberg

Areas of Research

Work Package 3 “Connectivities built by memory modalities”
PhD Project 11


Modalities of personal memory work (working title)


The research project will study ordinary people’s practices of doing personal memory work, the forms and the materials they use therefore. It will focus on the practical aspects of collecting, maintaining, and retrieving personal remembrances, as well as the meanings given to the personal memory work. The expected results shall create a typology of individuals’ memory modalities since a variation across people of different lifestyle groups, ages, and social backgrounds can be supposed.




Academic Qualifications

Oct 2018
PhD Candidate at the Institute of European Ethnology/Cultural Anthropology, University of Hamburg, Germany

Master of Research in Anthropology, Goldsmiths University of London, United Kingdom

Master of Arts in Anthropology and Cultural Politics, Goldsmiths University of London, United Kingdom

Exchange Student, Keio University, Japan

Bachelor of Arts (Dual-degree) in Social Anthropology and Japanese Studies, University of Cologne, Germany.

Work Experience

2017 – 2018
Lead Researcher at Big Brother Watch, London, United Kingdom

Client Services Manager at MarkMonitor (part of Thomson Reuters), London, United Kingdom

International Project Manager at Leftfield, London, United Kingdom

Research Interests

  • Human and non-human relationships
  • Digital ethnography
  • Identity and representation
  • Applied anthropology
  • Personal memory making


Carlo, S., Krueckeberg, J. (ed) (2018): The State of Surveillance in 2018. Big Brother Watch.

Carlo, S., Krueckeberg, J., Ferris, G. (2018): FaceOff – the unlawful growth of facial recognition in UK policing. Big Brother Watch.

Interviews, Blogs & Podcasts

Krückeberg, J. (2019). Remembering together – but how? In: [Weblog].

Recent Conferences and Workshop Presentations

Krueckeberg, J.: “Creating the past for future selves – exploring digital memory making practices of young people” RAI2020: Anthropology and Geography: Dialogues Past, Present and Future, 14-18 Sept. 2020.

Krueckeberg, J./ Tran, Q.-T./ Tzouganatou, A.: “Fishbowl Discussion at 100th anniversary panel of the Institute of European Ethnology/Cultural Anthropology at the 42. Congress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Volkskunde [Congress of the German Society for Folklore]”, 7-10 Oct. 2019.

Krueckeberg, J.: “Modalities of Personal Memory Making”. POEM Opening Conference on ‘Participatory Memory Practices: Connectivities, Empowerment, and Recognition of Cultural Heritages in Mediatized Memory Ecologies’, Museum der Arbeit, Hamburg, 13-14 Dec. 2018.


Summer term 2020 “Colloquium: Digital memory – (re)shaping remembering and forgetting in the computer age” at the University of Hamburg

Summer term 2019 “Community building in the digital age – performing, imagining and constructing identity online” at the University of Hamburg


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Coordination and Project Management

University of Hamburg
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 764859.