Hannah joined Loughborough University as a Lecturer in International Relations and Security in 2018.
She has a BA in English and History as well as an MPhil in Peace Studies (Distinction) from Trinity College Dublin. Her PhD is from the University of St Andrews where she was a 600th Anniversary Scholar.
She has conducted research in Afghanistan and Sri Lanka focusing on gendered experiences. Her monograph is under contract with Edinburgh University Press (Advances in Critical Military Studies series) and she has published in Men and Masculinities, International Feminist Journal of Politics, and International Politics.
She has previously worked as a Lecturer in International Relations and Gender at King’s College, London and at University College Dublin. She has also previously served as a co-convenor for the British International Studies Association Post-Graduate Network and as a senior commissioning editor for E-International Relations.
She is currently a co-convenor of the British International Studies Gendering International Relations Working Group, with Dr Katharine Wright.
Her research is divided into three main areas: aesthetics and war, gender and (post-)conflict, and militarism/military intervention. Her monograph (under contract), provisionally titled The Military-Peace Complex: Gender and Materiality in Afghanistan uses interview and observation materials to explore the gendered and physical (objects and materials) dynamics of the liberal peace project in Afghanistan. The book is part of a wider research interest in how gender orders and structures post-conflict contexts, and how women experience those contexts in particularly gendered ways. Linked to this she recently worked on an ESRC-funded project led by Dr Rebekka Friedman at King’s College, London, exploring war-affected women’s post-war transition experience in Sri Lanka. As part of this they are working on a co-authored article and a policy paper. She is also interested in the relationship between experiencing and representing war, and what aesthetic lenses can tell us about war trauma and violence. With Dr Henry Redwood at King’s College London, she is working on a project exploring PTSD through war art. More generally, she is interested in the manifestations of militarism across different spheres of life, as well as how military intervention functions, changes and is justified.
- Gender and Politics
- The Politics of Militarism
- ‘A Pint to Remember? The Politics of Curation and Informal War Memorial’ Critical Military Studies Online First
- ‘The “third gender” in Afghanistan: a feminist account of hybridity as a gendered experience’ Peacebuilding (2019) 7.2 pp. 178 – 193
- Partis-Jennings H (2017) ‘Military Masculinity and the Act of Killing in Hamlet and Afghanistan’ Men and Masculinities Online First July 2017
- Partis-Jennings H (2017) ‘The (In)Security of Gender in Afghanistan’s Peacebuilding Project: Hybridity and Affect’, International Feminist Journal of Politics 19, (4): 411-425
- Papamichail A and H Partis-Jennings (2016) ‘Why common humanity? Framing the Responsibility to Protect as a common response’, International Politics 53(1): pp. 83-100.
- With Rebekka Friedman ‘Hidden and Heard: Protesting Disappearances in Sri Lanka’ (2019). For King’s College London Policy Institute.
- Huber M and H Partis-Jennings (2014) ‘Women and Elections in Afghanistan: Challenges and Opportunities for Future Civic Participation’
- Huber M and H Partis-Jennings (2014) ‘Women, Peace and Security in Afghanistan: Looking Back to Move Forward’
- Maya Eichler (ed.), Gender and Private Security in Global Politics, Oxford University Press, 2015. In Political Studies Review 2017, 15(1): 123
- Georg Frerks, Annelou Ypeij and Reinhilde Sotiria König (eds), Gender and Conflict: Embodiments, Discourses and Symbolic Practices, Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2014 In Political Studies Review 2016 14(2): 276