Henry, Marsha

Dr Marsha Henry  


Position held

Associate Professor


Experience keywords:

Cyprus; Haiti; India and South Asian Diaspora; Kosovo; Liberia; development; gender; militarisation; peacekeeping; representation; security; sex-selective abortion

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Dr Henry's research interests focus on three main research areas: gender and development; gender and militarisation; and qualitative methodologies. Her doctoral research focused on reproductive decision-making amongst middle-class women in India and her postdoctoral research was concerned with immigration medical exams in Canada. Over the past 10 years, her research interests have been concentrated on documenting the social experiences of living and working in peacekeeping missions. Her recent research focusses on female peacekeepers from the Global South.¿¿Over a number of years she has been thinking and writing about the fieldwork challenges faced by the 'unconventional' researcher.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Policy and Regulatory Bodies

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Cyprus; Haiti; India; Kosovo; Liberia


French [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 6247



Henry, Marsha (2017) Problematizing military masculinity, intersectionality and male vulnerability in feminist critical military studies Critical Military Studies, 3 (2). 182-199. ISSN 2333-7486


Henry, Marsha (2016) Intervention 5. engendering responses to the work of Antanas Mockus In: Tognato, Carlo, (ed.) Cultural agents reloaded: the legacy of Antanas Mockus. Focus on Latin American Art and Agency (4). Harvard University Press, Cambridge, USA. ISBN 9780674088559

Chinkin, Christine and Henry, Marsha and Holvikivi, Marsha (2016) Women and Peacekeeping: Time for the UN to Commit to Gender Equality Women, Peace and Security (24 Nov 2016) Blog entry

Henry, Marsha and Natanel, Katherine (2016) Militarisation as diffusion: the politics of gender, space and the everyday Gender, Place, and Culture, 23 (6). 850-856. ISSN 0966-369X


Henry, Marsha (2015) Parades, parties and pests: contradictions of everyday life in peacekeeping economies Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding. 1-19. ISSN 1750-2977


Evans, Mary and Hemmings, Clare and Henry, Marsha and Johnstone, Hazel and Madhok, Sumi and Plomien, Ania and Wearing, Sadie, eds (2014) Handbook of feminist theory Sage, London, UK. ISBN 9781446252413


Hyde, Alexandra and Henry, Marsha (2013) Gendering geopolitics, gendering IR: Cynthia Enloe's bananas, beaches and bases In: Bliddal, Henrik and Sylvest, Casper and Wilson, Peter, (eds.) Classics of International Relations: Essays in Criticism and Appreciation. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, 197-207. ISBN 9780415699815

Henry, Marsha and Higate, Paul (2013) Peacekeeping power practices and women's insecurity in Haiti In: Stephenson, Max and Zanotti, Laura, (eds.) Building Wallsand Dissolving Borders: the Challenges of Alterity, Community and Securitizing Space. Ashgate, Farnham, UK, 133-153. ISBN 9781409438359

Henry, Marsha (2013) Sexual exploitation and abuse in peacekeeping missions: reconceptualising agency and gender relations In: Phillips, Anne and Wilson, Kalpana and Madhok, Sumi, (eds.) Gender, Agency, and Coercion. Thinking gender in transnational times. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780230300323


Kirby, Paul and Henry, Marsha (2012) Rethinking masculinity and practices of violence in conflict settings International Feminist Journal of Politics, 14 (4). 445-449. ISSN 1461-6742

Henry, Marsha (2012) Peacexploitation? A study of Indian female peacekeepers South Asia @ LSE (15 Jun 2012) blog

Henry, Marsha (2012) Peacexploitation? Interrogating labor hierarchies and global sisterhood amongst Indian and Uruguayan female peacekeepers In: Amar, Paul, (ed.) Global South to the Rescue: Emerging Humanitarian Superpowers and Globalizing Rescue Industries. Rethinking globalizations. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, 15-34. ISBN 9780415577953

Henry, Marsha (2012) Peacexploitation?: interrogating labor hierarchies and global sisterhood among Indian and Uruguayan female peacekeepers Globalizations, 9 (1). 15-33. ISSN 1474-7731


Higate, Paul and Henry, Marsha (2011) Militarising spaces: a geographical exploration of Cyprus In: Kirsch, Scott and Flint, Colin, (eds.) Reconstructing Conflict: Integrating War and Post-War Geographies. Critical Geopolitics. Ashgate, London, UK. ISBN 9781409404705


Higate, Paul and Henry, Marsha (2010) Space, performance and everyday security in the peacekeeping context International Peacekeeping, 17 (1). 32-48. ISSN 1353-3312


Higate, Paul and Henry, Marsha (2009) Insecure spaces: peacekeeping, power and performance in Haiti, Kosovo and Liberia Zed Books Ltd., London, UK. ISBN 9781842778869

Henry, Marsha and Higate, Paul and Sanghera, Gurchathen (2009) Positionality and power: the politics of peacekeeping research International Peacekeeping, 16 (4). 467-482. ISSN 1353-3312


Henry, Marsha (2007) Gender, security and development Conflict, Security and Development, 7 (1). 61-84. ISSN 1467-8802

Henry, Marsha (2007) If the shoe fits: authenticity, authority and agency feminist diasporic research Women's Studies International Forum, 30 (1). 70-80. ISSN 0277-5395


Henry, Marsha and Highgate, Paul (2006) Between warrior and humanitarian security: perceptions of past and present peacekeeping in Liberia Chatham House, London, UK.


Henry, Marsha (2005) Gender, security and development CSDG working papers, International Policy Institute, London, UK.

Henry, Marsha (2005) Knowledge crossing borders: images of South Asian women in newspaper reporting on sex-selection practices In: Thobani, Sunera and Hellwig, Tineke, (eds.) Asian Women: Interconnections. Women's Press, Toronto, Canada. ISBN 9780889614574


Higate, Paul and Henry, Marsha (2004) Engendering (in)security in peace support operations Security Dialogue, 35 (4). 481-498. ISSN 1460-3640

Thapar-Bjorkert, Suruchi and Henry, Marsha (2004) Reassessing the research relationship: location, position and power in fieldwork accounts International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 7 (5). 363 -381. ISSN 1364-5579


Henry, Marsha (2003) Investing in mothering: reproduction, sex-selective technologies and biological capital in an Indian case study In: Bendelow, Gillian and Birke, Lynda and Williams, Simon, (eds.) Debating Biology. Routledge, London, UK, 185 -197. ISBN 9780415279024

Henry, Marsha (2003) Where are you really from?: representation, identity and power in the fieldwork experiences of a South Asian diasporic Qualitative Research, 3 (2). 229-242. ISSN 1468-7941


Birke, L. and Henry, Marsha (1997) Women's studies, science and technology In: Robinson, Victoria and Richardson, Diane, (eds.) Introducing Women's Studies. Feminist Theory and Practice (2nd). Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK, 220-238. ISBN 9780333684696


Birke, L. and Henry, Marsha (1996) The blackhole: women's studies, science and technology In: Robinson, Victoria and Richardson, Diane, (eds.) Introducing Women's Studies: Feminist Theory and Practice. New York University Press, New York, USA, 220-238. ISBN 9780814774946

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Paul Higate and Marsha Henry develop critical perspectives on UN and NATO peacekeeping, arguing that these forms of international intervention are framed by the exercise of power

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Dr Henry is Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Gender Institute MPhil/PhD programme. Her research interests focus on three main research areas: gender and development; gender and militarisation; and qualitative methodologies.

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