Women & Gender Studies Institute

Henar Perales

email : henar.perales@mail.utoronto.ca

Henar is a PhD student at the Women & Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto.  Her research focuses on humanitarianism and the politics of representation, especially in the geohistorical and current geopolitical context of Central Africa. Henar holds a master’s in comparative literature from University College, London, and a master’s in international relations from the University of New South Wales, Sydney. She completed her bachelor’s degree in film studies and scriptwriting at the University of Westminster, United Kingdom. Her previous research has primarily focused on United Nations interventions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, critiquing dominant discourses on sexual and gender-based violence in this area.

Henar is an international student and recipient of the Women & Gender Studies Institute scholarship. In addition to her scholarly work, Henar engages in narrative writing and literary translation.


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