Hannah a Research Officer at the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security, editing the Centre’s working paper series and working with Dr Paul Kirby on a project analysing the history, present and possible futures of UK government Women, Peace and Security policies. She is also a Visiting Fellow at the LSE Department of Gender Studies, as well as teaching on courses on Civil and Political Rights and Social Justice and Policy Analysis at King’s College London. More broadly, Hannah’s research interests focus on the relationships among gender, race, class, militarism, coloniality and state violence.
Hannah completed her ESRC-funded PhD in Gender at LSE (Department of Gender Studies, 2021). Her doctoral research was an ethnographically-influenced study of organisational cultures in UK government departments responsible for national security policymaking. Based on in-depth interviews and participant observation with civil servants working on Women, Peace and Security, counterterrorism, and diversity and inclusion, the study examined how racially-coded and classed constructions of masculinity and femininity are performed and produced in the everyday working lives of security policymakers, and how this shapes policy discussions.
Prior to re-joining academia, Hannah worked on gender, peace and security in a variety of research and policy roles. Most recently, she was an adviser on gender and conflict issues for the international peacebuilding NGO Saferworld, where her work focused on understanding how gender and other intersecting axes of power shape conflict dynamics and peacebuilding practice. She was also a member of the management committee for the Gender Action for Peace and Security UK network, and has been engaged with UK and international policy processes on Women, Peace and Security for more than a decade in various capacities.
- Wright, H (2020). “Masculinities Perspectives”: Advancing a Radical Women, Peace and Security Agenda? International Feminist Journal of Politics, 22 (5), 652–674.
- Wright, H & Close, S (2019), Inclusion in practice: examining gender-sensitive conflict analysis. London: Conciliation Resources
- Wright, H (2018). Transforming masculinities as a contribution to conflict prevention? In M Kulkarni & R Jain, eds. Global masculinities" interrogations and reconstructions, 45-64. Delhi: Routledge.
- Watson, C, Wright, H & Groenewald, H (2016), Gender analysis of conflict toolkit. London: Saferworld and Uganda Land Alliance.
- Wright, H, Khan Z & Brethfeld, J (2016), Gender and community security. London: Saferworld.
- Wright, H (2015), Ending sexual violence and the war system – or militarizing feminism? International Feminist Journal of Politics, 17 (3), 503-7.
- Wright, H (2014), Masculinities, conflict and peacebuilding: perspectives on men through a gender lens. London: Saferworld.
- Wright, H (2013), Gender, peace and security and the post-2015 framework. New York: UN Women.
Selected blogs and op-eds
- Wright, H (2017), Gender in policymaking is about more than counting women. LSE Women, Peace and Security blog.
- Wright, H (2015), 1325: A useful tool for activists? Peace in Progress, issue 25.
- Wright, H (2015), The High Level Review on Women, Peace and Security: A tale of two viewpoints. Saferworld.
- Wright, H (2015), Masculinities and the women, peace and security agenda: Strengthening or watering down? Saferworld.
- Wright, H (2014), Addressing notions of masculinity that drive conflict. Thomson Reuters.
- Wright, H (2014), Beijing, 1325 and beyond: Taking women, peace and security back to its roots. Saferworld.
- Wright, H (2014), Gender equality and peace are linked – the post-2015 agenda should reflect it. The Guardian.