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Dr Emily Henderson



Assistant Professor


Centre for Education Studies
University of Warwick
Tel: 02476522285 (+442476522285)

Research Interests

Higher Education, research cultures, academic identities, academic mobility, knowledge production, globalisation; conferences; gender, feminist and queer theory; feminist and gender pedagogy; international development; international volunteering and voluntourism; ethnography, autoethnography, qualitative research; deconstruction, poststructuralist theory and new materialisms.


Emily F. Henderson joined the Centre for Education Studies in 2015 from the UCL Institute of Education, where she held an ESRC-funded PhD Studentship. Her research and approach to teaching are inherently international and interdisciplinary, and are influenced by her earlier studies in literature and modern languages and time spent working or studying abroad in Togo, France, Senegal and India. She has further connections with the US, having conducted PhD research there, and South Africa, based on an ESRC PhD Partnership with the University of the Free State. She is currently working on publications that are based on her doctoral study on gender knowledge production at three Women's Studies conferences (UK, US, India). She is also course leader for the new MA programme, 'International Education and Development', which will start in 2017.

She holds a BA in English Literature and Modern Languages (French) from the University of Oxford, and an MA in Education, Gender and International Development and an MRes in Educational and Social Research from the UCL Institute of Education (ESRC-funded).

At Warwick, Emily is the Centre for Education Studies representative for the International Development GRP. Beyond, she is co-convener with Linda Evans of the SRHE (Society for Research into Higher Education) International Research and Researchers Network; she is also a member of FWSA (Feminist and Women's Association) and GEA (Gender and Education).

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Wed 25 Oct '17
Call for Papers for a Guest-Edited Special Issue of 'Gender and Education' Journal

The esteemed journal Gender and Education has just released the call for papers for a new guest edited special issue, edited by CES Assistan…

image Fully-funded doctoral studentship to commence in October 2018: A Fair Chance for Education: Gendered Pathways to Educational Success in Haryana, India APPLY NOW

Applications are now invited for a fully-funded doctoral studentship to commence in October 2018. The studentship is embedded in a research …

Thu 13 Jul '17
CES PhD student Xuemeng Cao Awarded Doctoral Scholarship by Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC)

Xuemeng Cao (CES), a PhD student supervised by Emily Henderson and Ian Abbott, has been awarded a full scholarship from the prestigious Chin…