20 November 2020

Jana Funke

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Jana joined the Board of Trustees of the Intercom Trust in 2020.

She is an Associate Professor of English & Sexuality Studies at the University of Exeter. Her academic research focuses on the history of sexuality and early 20th century literature and science, and she has experience directing and managing large collaborative projects. She is also the Co-Chair of the College of Humanities Ethics Committee and a member of the LGBTQ+ Staff Network Coordinator Team at the University of Exeter.

Jana is particularly interested in working with non-academic partners and LGBTQ+ communities to create and share LGBTQ+ heritage. She has collaborated with the British Film Institute, National Trust, Wellcome Collections and other national partners to ensure that LGBTQ+ heritage is revealed and shared with different audiences. She is currently directing the Adventures in Time and Gender project about trans and non-binary histories as well as the Out and About: Queering the Museum project with the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM).

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