A project of Brooklyn Historical Society

Jennifer Scott


Jennifer Scott is a Part-Time Professor at The New School for Public Engagement, Parsons School of Art and Design History and Theory, and Pratt Institute’s Graduate School of Arts and Cultural Management, where she teaches courses in cultural anthropology, museology and global studies. An anthropologist and oral historian, she has performed historical and curatorial research for a number of museums, non-profits, arts and history organizations for almost 20 years.

Most recently, Jennifer served as the public historian for almost a decade at Weeksville Heritage Center, a historic house museum specializing in innovative study and applications of history, culture, the arts and civic engagement. There, she designed and launched Weeksville’s oral history project, producing close to 140 digital interviews. This included a two-year project that documented the vibrant early jazz history of Brooklyn. She has also conducted oral history workshops and institutes and served on oral history advisory boards, including StoryCorps Griot, a national oral history project. Before Weeksville, Jennifer worked with City Lore for the Place Matters Project on the Lower Eastside of Manhattan documenting historic places and the diverse stories of communities throughout New York City.

Jennifer researches, writes and lectures locally and internationally, and is a contributor to a number of publications on museums, cultural heritage, and social relevancy. 

My Contributions

Oral History - Ericka Basile