Dr Cordelia Freeman
Lecturer in Human Geography
Amory Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ , UK
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 Wellcome Trust and ESRC funded 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
The politics of representation
I would be happy to supervise appropriate projects relating to these themes. Please get in touch by email to discuss potential supervision.
- GEOM131 Geographies of Life
- GEOM106A Contemporary Debates in Human Geography
- GEO2120 Political Geographies
- GEO1316 Concepts in Geography
- GEO1106 Geographies of Global Change
- GEO3311/GEO3312 BA Dissertation
My office hours are Monday 2-3pm and Thursday 11-12pm. Please email me for the office hours link.
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
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.
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
2021-2023. ESRC New Investigator Grant. ‘Abortion Mobilities: Travel and transport for reproductive rights across Latin America’. (PI) £289,634
2019-2021. Wellcome Trust Grant. 'Abortion Border Crossings in Latin America'. (PI) £51,268
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External Engagement and Impact
- 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
- 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