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Sociology Research


Lena is an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Sociology.

Her current research addresses the persistence of US empire in the present through analysis of the historically changing functions and forms of socio-political categories foundational to its existence: namely, race, gender, and the human. Using recent US military practice and technological development -- including drone warfare, increasing use of Special Operations Forces, and military medical technologies -- as a way into understanding US military imaginations of the the future of war and empire, this research theorizes the importance of an extractive military "posthumanity" to the direction of these.

Lena holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies, an MSc from Royal Holloway, University of London, and a BA from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa.

Research Interests

Critical Military Studies, Critical Security Studies, Political Sociology, Science and Technology Studies, Gender Studies, 'Race' and Racism

Research Projects

Posthuman War: Race, Gender, Technology, and the Making of U.S. Military Futures

Key Publications - Book Chapters

Tse, V., Lyndon, R., Moore, L. & May-Hobbs, M. “Disinformation in Brazil: The 2019 Amazon Fires on Social Media,” in Mair, M., Meckin, R., and Elliot, M. (eds.) Investigative Methods: An NCRM Innovation Collection. Southampton, UK: National Centre for Research Methods (January 2022)

Grants and Projects

2021-2022: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge

PhD Supervisor

Dr Lauren Wilcox

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ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Lena Moore
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