Dr Hannah Wright
Dr Hannah Wright is a feminist researcher studying the relationships between and among gender, race, class, militarism, coloniality and state violence. She is currently a Research Officer at the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security, a Visiting Fellow at the LSE Department of Gender Studies and a Seminar Tutor in the School of Education, Communication and Society at KCL.
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.
Hannah is currently analysing the intersections between feminist peace research and abolitionist feminisms that seek to abolish systems of policing, bordering and incarceration. She is also interested in feminist perspectives on disability justice and neoliberalism.
Hannah teaches the following modules on the Social Sciences BA programme:
- Civil and Political Rights
- Social Justice and Policy Analysis
Hannah's research interests include:
- Feminist theory
- Critical security studies
- State violence
Hannah is not currently supervising PhD students.