Lene Hansen – University of Copenhagen

Lene Hansen

Lene Hansen is the Project Director of Images and International Security and a Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen. From February through April 2014 she is a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for International Security Studies, University of Sydney. Lene’s interest in images and international security grows out of her earlier work on discourses and the politics of representation, see Security as Practice: Discourse Analysis and the Bosnian War (Routledge, 2006). The 2005-6 Muhammad Cartoon Crisis led her to focus on the role images play in world politics, see 'Theorizing the Image for Security Studies: Visual Securitization and the Muhammad Cartoon Crisis' (European Journal of International Relations, 2011). Lene’s contribution to Images and International Security intersects more broadly with her work on gender, cyber security, securitization theory, and the history and sociology of International Security Studies, see also The Evolution of International Security Studies, co-authored with Barry Buzan (Cambridge University Press, 2009). Lene is a 2011 recipient of The Elite Research Prize of The Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

For further information and a full CV see Lene's homepage.