L eading anthropologist rethinking citizenship, gender,
well-being and social justice, a long-standing actor in Africa

Bill Emmott"Achieving Prosperity in Africa"

Professor Dame Henrietta Moore

Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity
University College London


Professor Henrietta L. Moore is the Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity at UCL, where she also 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 overlooking social and political dynamics, Professor Moore's approach places notions of wellbeing, institutional change, citizenship, and social justice at the focal point of her research.

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 a continuing long-term research engagement with Africa, where she has worked closely with local communities for over thirty years.

She was formerly 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 is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Society of Arts.