Henrietta Moore

Henrietta Moore’s work is remarkable for its polymathic interdisciplinarity, combining her background in social anthropology with a dazzling grasp of feminism, social theory and psychoanalysis. Currently Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity at University College London, she previously held prestigious posts at the LSE and the University of Cambridge. She has combined a longstanding focus on East Africa with a broad comparative study of gender and sexuality rooted in an approach influenced by psychoanalysis. In particular, she has analysed how the power dynamics of knowledge production have influenced cross-cultural conceptions of gender. Her work has considered questions of culture, globalization and identity in innovative and influential ways, and has recently moved on to consider the implications of digital technology and the forging of online identities for our understanding of these issues. She has published many books with Polity, including Feminism and Anthropology, The Subject of Anthropology, and Still Life: Hopes, Desires and Satisfactions.