Jennifer Barrett has published and curated projects on museums, culture, art, and the public sphere. Her current research examines museums, human rights and the concept of universalism.
Her monograph, Museums and the Public Sphere, was published in 2011 (Wiley-Blackwell) and her co-authored monograph Australian Artists in the Contemporary Museum (with Jacqueline Millner, Ashgate Publishing) was published in 2014. Between 2000 and 2011 she was Director of Museum Studies and is currently Pro Dean (Academic) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.
Previously she held professional roles in the cultural sector and local government.