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Dr Maria FanninBA(Kentucky), MA, PhD(Wash)

Reader in Human Geography

Maria Fannin

Dr Maria FanninBA(Kentucky), MA, PhD(Wash)

Reader in Human Geography

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Research interests

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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Postal address:
University Road
Clifton
Bristol
United Kingdom

Selected research outputs

  1. Published

    Making Bodily Commodities: Transformations of Property, Object and Labour in the Neoliberal Bioeconomy

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  2. Published

    Belly casts and placenta pills: refiguring postmaternal entrepreneurialism

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Published

    Revisiting a Bodily Commons: Enclosures and Openings in the Bioeconomy

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  4. Published

    Origin stories from a regional placenta tissue collection

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Published

    Placental relations

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  6. Published

    ‘Work, life, bodies: New materialisms and feminisms’

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  7. Published

    The hoarding economy of commercial stem cell storage

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  8. Published

    The burden of choosing wisely: Biopolitics at the beginning of life

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  9. Published

    Personal stem cell banking and the problem with property

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Selected awards and activities

  1. Generative bodies: placentas, pregnancy and pathology in the medical museum

    Activity: Fellowships, Media, and other activitiesTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

  2. Luce Irigaray, Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor

    Activity: Fellowships, Media, and other activitiesTypes of External academic engagement - Hosting an academic visitor

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