Kathryn (Kate) Henne is an interdisciplinarily trained legal anthropologist. Her work focuses on the intersections between regulation, embodiment, and citizenship.
She is currently completing her book manuscript, Strict Liabilities: The Logics of Bio-Citizenship and Fair Play in Sport, which traces the transnational implications of enforcing the ideology of ‘fair play’ through the surveillance of athletes’ bodies. It examines the regulations aimed at protecting this ideal during the latter part of the 20th century through contemporary contexts, querying them in relation to citizenship. Based on a multi-sited study funded by the National Science Foundation and the International Olympic Committee, it draws upon research conducted in the United States, Western Europe, and Australasia.
Law and society; globalisation and culture; Feminist theory; Sociology and social studies of science and technology; History and philosophy of medicine; Criminology
Dr Henne is a lead collaborator on the digital archiving project, Critical Eyes: Re-imagining Bodies and Boundaries of Prison, which aims to facilitate participatory forms of engagement and education around questions of crime and mass incarceration.