Deploying Theories of Gender, Coloniality and Militarisation in Peacekeeping Studies Lecture by Dr Marsha Henry of LSE Critical Interventions
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, 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.
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 postconflict settings; and intersectional feminist theories and methodologies.