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Dr Henry Redwood joined the Department of War Studies in September 2022. He had previously completed his ESRC PhD in War Studies in 2017. His work examines how communities are formed through, and as a result of, war, with a specific interest in the role that law, archives and images of war play in this process.

Henry has received several research council grants to support this work (ESRC and AHRC), and he has been published widely, including with Cambridge (2021), Routledge (2021a; 2021b), Review of International Studies (2019), Millennium (2020), Critical Studies on Security (2021), Journal of Peacebuilding and Development (2022)

Henry has regularly worked with practitioners as part of his research and engagement, including the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Opera Circus, BlkBrd Collective, Mark Neville, and has co-produced several public exhibitions and artworks, including Undiscernible (2019) and The Notebook (2020) with Vladimir Miladinović.


Research Interests

Henry’s work sits at the intersection of international relations, international law and history. The research explores how communities are formed through, and as a result, of war. Empirically, theoretically and methodologically this has drawn on law, archives and aesthetic politics as important sites and processes of community production and governance. Whilst he has explored a number of different conflicts, most of his research has focused on the Western Balkans and Rwanda.

  • War and society
  • Peacebuilding and transitional justice
  • Archives
  • Aesthetic politics
  • Visual methods
  • International law
  • War crimes
  • Militarism

Selected publications and conference papers


  • Theories and Practices of War (MA)
  • Political violence, counter-terrorism and human rights (MA)
  • International Contemporary War (MA – Online)
  • Experiences of War (BA)


Henry is happy to supervise projects that relate to his research interests.


Henry's PURE page


Research groups and centres:

  • War Crimes Research Group
  • Research Centre for International Relations
  • Conflict, Security and Development