Henrietta L. Moore is the Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity at UCL, where she also currently holds the Chair in Culture, Philosophy and Design. A distinguished anthropologist and cultural theorist, she has focused her recent work on the notion of global sustainable futures. By rethinking how knowledge is produced, challenging current economic models, and identifying overlooked social and political dynamics, Professor Moore’s approach places notions of well-being, institutional change, citizenship, and social justice at the focal point of her research. She is actively involved in the application of social science insights to policy at all levels.
With a continuing long-term research engagement with Africa, where she has worked for over thirty years, she is committed to involving grassroots communities in the production of new types of knowledge through ‘citizen science’. Professor Moore retains an ongoing interest in issues of globalisation, gender, social transformation and livelihood strategies, as well as in the relationship between self-imagining and democratic political decision-making. She has written and lectured on Social Theory, Epistemology, Feminist Theory, Gender, Virtuality, Globalisation, Space, Development and Social Enterprise.
Formerly William Wyse Chair of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge, the LSE Deputy Director for research and external relations, and Director of the Gender Institute at the LSE from 1994-1999. She has held numerous Visiting Appointments in the United States, Germany, Norway, and South Africa. She is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an Academician of the Learned Societies for the Social Sciences.
Henrietta L. Moore is also the Chair and co-founder of SHM Productions Ltd, a strategy and insight consultancy based in central London.