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Cordelia Freeman

Teaching Associate, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

In my research I am currently exploring the spatiality of reproductive health in Latin America and Europe. I am interested in the spatial dynamics of healthcare provision and the ways in which abortion prohibition has been resisted using different technologies. My interests in mobility and the regulation of mobility takes into account both bodies that move and medication and medical technologies that are transported. I examine these spatial movements through biopolitics and feminist geolegalities.

I teach across a range of sub-disciplines within human geography with a focus of cultural, historical, and political geographies. I also teach research methods, am a personal tutor, and I supervise research projects.

I am the careers lead for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the School of Geography.

Teaching Summary

I teach on a number of courses in the school including:

Masters:

  • L84165 Space & Social Theory
  • L84225 Approaches to Landscape

Undergraduate:

  • L81148 Tutorials
  • L83164 Geographies of Violence
  • L82171 Urban Geography
  • L82165 Cultural and Historical Geography
  • L82206 Techniques in Human Geography
  • L82170 Research Tutorials
  • L83251 European Urban Geographies (Berlin Fieldcourse)

I hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research Summary

My current research concerns the spatiality of reproductive health in Latin America and Europe. I am interested in the spatial dynamics of healthcare provision and the ways in which abortion… read more

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Current Research

My current research concerns the spatiality of reproductive health in Latin America and Europe. I am interested in the spatial dynamics of healthcare provision and the ways in which abortion prohibition has been resisted using different technologies. My interests in mobility and the regulation of mobility takes into account both bodies that move and medication and medical technologies that are transported. I examine these spatial movements through biopolitics and feminist geolegalities.

My research up to this has focused on borders and violence in Latin America. I have examined the history of violence in one border city, Arica in northern Chile to understand how over the past ninety years violence has shaped and has been shaped by the Chile-Peru border. In particular I have examined the following themes:

- Biopolitics and health at borders with a particular focus on HIV/AIDS and abortion

- The role of international diplomacy and law in demarcating and managing global borders, both on land and sea

- The economics of the borderlands, contrasting state and regional initiatives and management

- Military violence in the borderlands

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