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Dr Maria Fannin

Dr Maria Fannin

Dr Maria Fannin
B.A.(Kentucky), M.A., Ph.D.(Wash.)

Reader in Human Geography

Office 2.8N
University Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1SS
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 8928

Research summary

My research interests include feminist theoretical approaches to health and new medical technologies and empirical research on the ‘tissue economies’ of health and medicine. Current research projects include a collaborative study on the making of the placenta as a scientific object in contemporary midwifery practice and medical research. I am also interested in the social and governmental dimensions of pregnancy and childbirth, and more recently, the intersections of motherhood and entrepreneurialism in the UK.

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My research focuses on reproductive politics and the social and economic aspects of human tissue use in medicine and the life sciences. I recently co-edited, with Marcia R. England and Helen Hazen, a collection of essays on Reproductive Geographies: Bodies, Places and Politics (Routledge, 2018).

I am currently Human Geography Research Director in the School of Geographical Sciences. 

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