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Dr Cordelia Freeman

Dr Cordelia Freeman

Lecturer in Human Geography

 3262

 01392 723262

 Amory 

 

Amory Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ , UK

Overview

I am a political geographer who joined the department as a Lecturer in April 2020. My work is broadly on borders, mobility and violence and to date has almost entirely been in Latin America. I am currently working on a research project looking at abortion im/mobilities across Latin America.

Broad Research Specialisms

  • Reproductive justice, primarily abortion access in Latin America

  • Borders and border violence

  • Feminist geopolitics

  • The politics of representation

 

PhD Supervision

I would be happy to supervise appropriate projects relating to these themes. Please get in touch by email to discuss potential supervision.

 

Current Teaching:

  • GEOM131 Geographies of Life 
  • GEOM106A Contemporary Debates 
  • GEO1316 Concepts in Geography 
  • GEO1106 Geographies of Global Change 
  • GEO3311/GEO3312 BA Dissertation

 

Office Hours

I am currently not running set office hours so if there's anything you would like to discuss with me please send me an email and we can arrange a time to chat.

 

 

Qualifications

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, University of Nottingham

PhD in Human Geography, University of Nottingham

MA in Landscape & Culture (Human Geography), University of Nottingham

BA in Human Geography, University of Nottingham

 

Career

I joined the department as a Lecturer in April 2020. Before that I was a Lecturer in geography at the University of Nottingham for five years and completed my PhD there before that too.

Research

Research interests

Current Research

My research concerns the spatiality of reproductive health in Latin America. I am interested in the spatial dynamics of abortion access and the ways in which abortion prohibition has been resisted using different technologies. My interest 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.

Alongside my work on abortion I am also interested in Latin American borders and geopolitics as well as the politics of representation in cultural products such as film, TV, and music videos.

 

PhD Research (2012-2015)

My PhD thesis, 'Violence on the Chile-Peru Border: Arica 1925-2015' 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 explored 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

 

Research projects

2021-2023. ESRC New Investigator Grant. ‘Abortion Mobilities: Travel and transport for reproductive rights across Latin America’. £289,634

2020-2021. Wellcome Trust Grant. 'Abortion Border Crossings in Latin America'. £51,268

 

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Freeman C (2020). Viapolitics and the emancipatory possibilities of abortion mobilities. Mobilities Abstract.  Full text.
Freeman C, Calkin S (2019). Feminism/Feminist Geography. In Kobayashi A (Ed) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Elsevier. Abstract.
Freeman C (2019). Filming female desire: queering the gaze of pop music videos. Cultural Studies Abstract.  Full text.
Freeman C (2019). Historical Everyday Geopolitics on the Chile-Peru Border. BULLETIN OF LATIN AMERICAN RESEARCH Full text.
Calkin S, Freeman C (2018). Trails and technology: social and cultural geographies of abortion access. Social & Cultural Geography, 20(9), 1325-1332. Full text.
Freeman C (2017). The crime of choice: abortion border crossings from Chile to Peru. Gender, Place and Culture, 24(6), 851-868. Abstract.  Full text.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Freeman C (In Press). Multiple methods beyond triangulation: collage as a methodological framework in geography. Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography Full text.
Freeman C (2020). Viapolitics and the emancipatory possibilities of abortion mobilities. Mobilities Abstract.  Full text.
Freeman C (2019). Filming female desire: queering the gaze of pop music videos. Cultural Studies Abstract.  Full text.
Freeman C (2019). Historical Everyday Geopolitics on the Chile-Peru Border. BULLETIN OF LATIN AMERICAN RESEARCH Full text.
Calkin S, Freeman C (2018). Trails and technology: social and cultural geographies of abortion access. Social & Cultural Geography, 20(9), 1325-1332. Full text.
Rodríguez A, Freeman C (2017). El estudiante y la frontera: una aproximación a los imaginarios geográficos en el Norte de Chile. Espacios, 6(11), 110-110. Abstract.  Full text.
Freeman C (2017). The crime of choice: abortion border crossings from Chile to Peru. Gender, Place and Culture, 24(6), 851-868. Abstract.  Full text.
Freeman C (2013). IDENTITY AND THE MILITARIZED BORDER: MI MEJOR ENEMIGO (CHILE, 2005). Espaço e Cultura, 0(33). Full text.

Chapters

Freeman C, Calkin S (2019). Feminism/Feminist Geography. In Kobayashi A (Ed) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Elsevier. Abstract.

Publications by year


In Press

Freeman C (In Press). Multiple methods beyond triangulation: collage as a methodological framework in geography. Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography Full text.

2020

Freeman C (2020). Abortion Across (Some) Borders?. Women's Reproductive Health, 7(2), 147-149. Full text.
Freeman C (2020). Peruvian Lives Across Borders: Power, Exclusion, and Home. Feminist Encounters: a Journal of Critical Studies in Culture and Politics, 4(1). Full text.
Freeman C (2020). Viapolitics and the emancipatory possibilities of abortion mobilities. Mobilities Abstract.  Full text.

2019

Freeman C, Calkin S (2019). Feminism/Feminist Geography. In Kobayashi A (Ed) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Elsevier. Abstract.
Freeman C (2019). Filming female desire: queering the gaze of pop music videos. Cultural Studies Abstract.  Full text.
Freeman C (2019). Historical Everyday Geopolitics on the Chile-Peru Border. BULLETIN OF LATIN AMERICAN RESEARCH Full text.

2018

Calkin S, Freeman C (2018). Trails and technology: social and cultural geographies of abortion access. Social & Cultural Geography, 20(9), 1325-1332. Full text.

2017

Rodríguez A, Freeman C (2017). El estudiante y la frontera: una aproximación a los imaginarios geográficos en el Norte de Chile. Espacios, 6(11), 110-110. Abstract.  Full text.
Freeman C (2017). Latino Heartland: of Borders and Belonging in the Midwest - by Vega, Sujey. Bulletin of Latin American Research, 36, 381-383.
Freeman C (2017). Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture by Justin McGuirk. Journal of Latin American Geography, 16(1), 210-211.
Freeman C (2017). The crime of choice: abortion border crossings from Chile to Peru. Gender, Place and Culture, 24(6), 851-868. Abstract.  Full text.

2015

Freeman C (2015). Violence on the Chile-Peru border: Arica 1925-2015.  Abstract.

2013

Freeman C (2013). IDENTITY AND THE MILITARIZED BORDER: MI MEJOR ENEMIGO (CHILE, 2005). Espaço e Cultura, 0(33). Full text.

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External Engagement and Impact

Committe Positions:

  • 2020- Conference Officer, Latin American Geographies Working Group (of the RGS-IBG)
  • 2020-2023 Committee Member, Political Geography Research Group (of the RGS-IBG)
  • 2014-2020 Social Media & Website Officer, Travel Prize Co-ordinator, Development Geographies Research Group (of the RGS-IBG)

 

External Examiner Positions:

  • 2020-2024 University of Chester, Geography and Development Programmes

 

Professional Memberships:

  • Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
  • Member of the American Association of Geographers
  • Member of the Society for Latin American Studies
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

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