Professor Henrietta Moore

Founder and Director, Institute for Global Prosperity at University College London (UCL)

William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge

Professor Henrietta Moore FBA is the William Wyse Chair of Social Anthropology within the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. She is a leading theorist of gender in the social sciences and her work has developed a distinctive approach to the analysis of the interrelations of material and symbolic gender systems, embodiment and performance, and identity and sexuality. She has worked extensively in Africa, particularly on gender, livelihood strategies, social transformation and symbolic systems.

Her recent research has focused on virtual worlds, new technologies and the relationship between self-imagining and globalisation. She is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Academician of the Learned Societies for the Social Sciences. Her recent book, Still Life: Hopes, Desires and Satisfactions, argues for a reconsideration of globalisation based on ordinary people’s capacities for self–making and social transformation.

Professor Moore is also the Chair and co-founder of SHM Productions Ltd, a strategy and insight consultancy based in central London.