Tom Henri studied sociology, social policy and social work at the University of Southampton. He then worked as a social worker, youth justice worker and a social work educator before taking up a lectureship at Goldsmiths, University of London. His academic and research interests include the construction of youth as a problem, racisms, substance misuse, and how discourses of social class and nationality both inform and are reproduced by and through social work and social policy.
Tom is an active member of the Social work Action Network (SWAN). He writes occasional articles for the Guardian and poltiics.co.uk. His current research focus is on critical alcohol studies.
MSc Social Work
MPhil/PhD Sociology (pending)
I teach a range of topics and modules on both the BA and MA Social Work.
Areas of supervision
Critical theory, identity, substance misuse, working with perpetrators, youth offending.
Presentations and exhibitions
Tom's blog can be found at http://tomhenri.blogspot.com/
Communities surviving, striving and thriving - a day of dialogue and action, 20 February 2014 at Goldsmiths, University of London
Return to the Street, 27-28 June 2012 at Goldsmiths, University of London
Henri (2013) the King stay the King SWAN Conference, London Southbank University
Dinham and Henri (2010) Radical Thinking in Consensual Contexts in Social Work Policy and Practice, 8th ESPAnet Conference, Budapest
Henri (2010) Community Cohesion and Young People in East Leeds, Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies, London School of Economics
Henri and Thomas (2009) Young People, Community Cohesion and the 'Death of Multiculturalism' Race in the Modern World, Goldsmiths, University of London