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Part of the Centre for the Study of Democracy seminar series.

Speaker: Marsha Henry, London School of Economics and Political Science


The lecture is concerned with 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 relations. In particular, through critical concepts from gender theory such as standpoint and intersectionality, alongside postcolonial and critical race theories that include the colour line and the geopolitics of coloniality, the lecture traces the dead-ends that arise when peacekeeping studies relies on policy and practice driven objectives, alone.

About the speaker 

Marsha Henry is an Associate Professor in the Department of Gender Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Marsha’s research interests focus on critical military and peacekeeping studies; the political economy of sexual violence in post-conflict settings; and intersectional feminist theories and methodologies.


Attendance is free. There is no need to register if you are a student or member of staff at the University of Westminster. External attendees should email Hilde Stephansen:   or Dan Conway: .


Westminster Forum, 5th Floor, 32–38 Wells Street, University of Westminster, W1T 3UW

About the Centre for the Study of Democracy

The Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD) is based in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Westminster. The Centre undertakes research across a range of critical social and political challenges, promoting an interdisciplinary environment that embraces colleagues from politics, international relations, sociology and criminology.