Professor Kathryn Henne
BA (Hons) (Temple), MA (California State), MA PhD (California)
Professor Kathryn (Kate) Henne is the Director of the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet). She earned her PhD in Criminology, Law and Society (with emphases in Critical Theory and Feminist Studies and a specialisation in Anthropologies of Medicine, Science and Technology) from the University of California, Irvine. Before commencing as RegNet’s Director, she held the Canada Research Chair in Biogovernance, Law and Society at the University of Waterloo and an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award at RegNet.
Kate Henne’s research is concerned with the interface between inequality, technoscience and regulation. She has published widely on topics related to biometric surveillance, technologies of policing, regulatory science and the governance of human enhancement and physical wellbeing.
Her ongoing work encompasses two projects. The first illuminates how inequality mediates regulatory responses to traumatic brain injury, particularly how the emphasis on athletes and military personnel often overshadows the experiences of other affected groups, such as survivors of partner-inflicted violence. The second program of research is a multi-sited study of how biometric technologies, predictive algorithms and risk assessment models are used as regulatory tools in the context of social assistance delivery. It asks: how are these different modes of authentication and verification informing practices and experiences of regulation, especially among marginalised populations? What are the outcomes and implications?
crime, law and society; critical health studies; embodiment; race, gender and sexuality; regulation and governance; science and technology studies; sociology of deviance; surveillance
Information, Technology and Control in a Changing World - Understanding Power Structures in the 21st Century
RegNet Associate Professor Kate Henne has been named the 2018 Critical Criminologist of the Year by the American Society of
This blog was produced as part of our seminar series: Governance and the power of fear.
Two new RegNet projects have received ARC funding through the Discovery Early Career Research Award scheme, announced October 31 2016.
Congratulations to RegNet Education Director Dr Kate Henne who has been recognised as a Fellow in the Higher Education Academy.
Authorities have not yet abandoned deeply held gendered beliefs about what kind of women should be eligible to participate in elite sport
A group of RegNet scholars descended on Seattle for the 2015 Law and Society Association conference in late May.
Two RegNet propelled projects have drawn funding in the recent round of Gender Institute grants.
This DECRA research explores the rise of traumatic brain injury as a health concern, focusing on how shifting scientific and public health discourses frame the condition and its treatment.
Author(s): Kathryn Henne, Madeleine Pape
Date of publications: 2018
Publication type: Journal article