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Reimagining Peacekeeping: gender, 'race' and militarisation in the global order

Hosted by the Department of Gender Studies

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Speaker

Dr Marsha Henry

Dr Marsha Henry

Chair

Professor Clare Hemmings

Professor Clare Hemmings

Marsha Henry argues for reimagining peacekeeping, which starts with a return to critical theories and concepts in order to acknowledge the production of gendered, racial and classed inequalities in peacekeeping spaces and relations.

In particular, turning to critical concepts such as standpoint, power geometries and space-time continuum, the colour line, militarised femininities, and intersectionality, the lecture traces the practical and policy dead-ends that arise when peacekeeping studies relies on policy and practice driven objectives, alone.

Marsha Henry is Associate Professor in the Department of Gender Studies and Deputy Director of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security.

Clare Hemmings is Professor of Feminist Theory and Director of the Department of Gender Studies at LSE.

LSE’s Department of Gender Studies (@LSEGenderTweet) is the largest gender studies centre in Europe. With a global perspective, LSE Gender’s research and teaching intersects with other categories of analysis such as race, ethnicity, class and sexuality; because gender relations work in all spheres of life, interdisciplinarity is key to LSE Gender’s approach.

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