I am the 2015 Vera Douie Research Fellow at the Gender Institute and Women’s Library. My research uses ideas from gender studies and feminist epistemology to develop critical approaches to the study of militarisation. My approach is interdisciplinary, spanning IR, sociology and political geography and drawing on methodologies from within anthropology and the humanities. My PhD research was an ethnography of a British Army Regiment from the perspective of women married to servicemen. My work has been published in journals such as Gender, Place and Culture and the Journal of Narrative Politics, and in Open Democracy. She is co-editor of the ‘Encounters’ section of Critical Military Studies, which explores alternative forms of academic and political critique.
- Gender, militarisation and agency
- Feminist epistemology
- Mobilities and migration
- Social construction of space
- Class, colonialism and nationality
Alex’s current work centres on the archives of the Women’s Library and builds upon her previous research on the mobilities of Army wives based overseas. Her work for the Vera Douie research fellowship focuses on the papers of colonial emigration societies. It questions the construction of‘women’s work’ and wifehood as part of the nation-building project overseas, and includes a visual poetry project for the LSE library exhibition space.
- Hyde, A. (2015) ‘The present tense of Afghanistan: Accounting for space, time and gender in processes of militarisation’ in Gender, Place and Culture, published online 17 July 2015. DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2015.1058759
- Hyde, A (2015) ‘Reconciling VJ Day’ in openDemocracy
- Bulmer, S. and Hyde, A (2015) ‘An Introduction to Encounters’, in 'Encounters' section of Critical Military Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, 79
- Hyde, A. (2014) ‘Omissions and admissions:
Poetic writing, feminist ethnography and empathetic violence’ in Journal of Narrative Politics Vol. 1, No. 1, 24-40
- Hyde, A. (2014) ‘What is new and what endures? Reading Cynthia Enloe backwards and forwards’ in International Feminist Journal of Politics, Vol. 16, No. 2, 371-376
- Hyde, A. (2014) ‘Remembrance and the reserve-reserve army of labour’ in openDemocracy
- Hyde, A. and Henry, M. (2013) ‘Gendering geopolitics, gendering IR: Cynthia Enloe’s Bananas, Beaches and Bases’ in: Bliddal, H. Sylvest, C. and Wilson, P. (eds.) Classics of international relations: essays in criticism and appreciation. London: Routledge, 197-208, ISBN 9780415699808