Henrietta L. Moore

Henrietta L. Moore is Chair and Co-founder of SHM. She is a distinguished social anthropologist and is actively involved in the application of social science insights to business, the arts and public policy.

Professor Moore is one of the UK’s leading social and cultural theorists. Her work has developed a distinctive approach to the comparative analysis of gender and sexuality, and to the intersections between culture and globalisation. More recent research has focused on virtual worlds, new technologies, contemporary art and the relationship between self-imagining and democratic political decision-making. Her work draws on her extensive ethnographic research in Africa, primarily in northern Kenya where she has been working for over thirty years, to explore global concerns of sexuality, gender, social change, and local experiences of and contribution to processes of globalisation.

Professor Moore is the William Wyse Chair of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge, where she is also a professorial fellow of Jesus College. She is a Fellow of the British Academy, where since 2012 she has been a Member of Council. She has been a member of the European Scientific Research Council and a fellow of the Centre for Globalization and Policy Research at UCLA as well as held numerous visiting professorships around the world. Professor Moore is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an Academician of the Learned Societies for the Social Sciences, and a Member of the Institute of Directors. She has also served as Deputy Director of the London School of Economics and is currently a Trustee of the Barbican Arts Centre.

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