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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. 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 and am a personal tutor across all year groups. I am available to supervise research projects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

I am the careers lead for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the School of Geography. Please see our careers website here.

Teaching Summary

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

Masters:

  • Space & Social Theory
  • Approaches to Landscape

Undergraduate:

  • Geographies of Migration (Convenor)
  • Geographies of Violence
  • European Urban Geographies - Berlin Fieldcourse
  • Urban Geography
  • Cultural and Historical Geography
  • Techniques in Human Geography
  • Research Tutorials
  • Careers Skills for Geographers (Convenor)
  • Tutorials

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. I am interested in the spatial dynamics of healthcare provision and the ways in which abortion prohibition has… read more

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Current Research

My current research concerns the spatiality of reproductive health in Latin America. 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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