Dr. Paul Higate
Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Politics, University of Bristol, UK

Dr. Paul Higate is Reader in Gender and Security at the University of Bristol (United Kingdom). He holds a PhD in Sociology (title of dissertation: “Soldiering On? A Sociological Analysis of Homelessness Amongst Ex-Servicemen.”) and a MA (Hons) in Sociology. He was  Lecturer at the School for Political Studies at the University of Bristol (1999-2005) and a Research Associate at the Centre for Housing Policy at the University of York (UK) from 1998 until 1999. Before starting his academical career he was a Non-Commissioned Officer, Personnel Administrator, in the Royal Air Force (1983-1991).
Paul Higate’s research focuses on the socially productive influence of military masculinities, the analysis of gendered relations, in particular prostitution in peacekeeping missions, and most recently the ways in which peacekeepers create and re-create security in their work. He is author and editor on various books on these topics.