Jane Henrici

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Jane Henrici

Professorial Lecturer

Part-time Faculty


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Dr. Jane Henrici is an anthropologist with a focus on gender and intersectional issues of disparity. She has conducted research, advised on programs and policies, and published books and articles primarily concerning the Americas and the Caribbean although also has worked in the Middle East and North Africa, Eurasia, and Asia. Her subject matter and publication expertise include gender and intersectionality in disasters and development for recovery and climate change adaptation; health care and coverage; poverty policy, planning, and development inclusion; economic opportunities and social norms; and political participation and institutional norms. She is an experienced study director and researcher specializing in mixed methods, qualitative, and multi-perspectival investigations. She is also a Core Content Developer of GenderPro training materials with the Global Women’s Institute at George Washington University and UNICEF, and Senior Researcher in charge of the team that conducted the qualitative analysis for the World Development Report 2012: Gender Equality and Development. During the pandemic, Dr. Henrici directed and co-directed four COVID-19 projects using online surveys and remotely conducted interviews; was co-PI with colleagues located in Puerto Rico for a project on gender, intersectionality, and cascading disasters on that island; and directed an international committee gathering reports on gender and the COVID-19 disaster for the Natural Hazards Center of the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Henrici also represented the Women’s Major Group on organizing committees for two of the Thematic Sessions of the UN Disaster Risk Reduction’s Global Platform held in May 2022. Her doctorate is from the University of Texas-Austin in Economic and Social Anthropology, her master’s from the University of Chicago, and her honors include being a Fulbright Scholar in Peru.