Jenna Bailey is a best-selling author, multi-award winning oral historian and documentary filmmaker. Through her writing and filmmaking Jenna explores her fascination with the recent past. She connects with individual storytellers to help them to convey the important and moving details of their lives to the wider world.
Having lived in both England and Canada, Jenna’s work covers a wide range of subjects including publications that shed light on the intimate lives of British women during the 20th century to films that unveil hidden histories of Western Canadian communities. Jenna’s career has been shaped by her own personal experiences, including the death of her beloved younger sister Emma, about whom Jenna has written in a series of published essays on grief.
Jenna is the Director of Bailey and Soda Films, a documentary film company. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Lethbridge, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Oral History and Tradition (COHT) at the University of Lethbridge, Canada. Jenna’s PhD in Contemporary History is from the University of Sussex.