Francesca Moore

Fellow and Director of Studies in Geography
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01223 747306
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Francesca is an Historical/Political Geographer and her research focuses on geographies of health and biomedicine, with a particular interest in fertility control and childbearing. This research develops new perspectives on population politics, specifically the regulation of reproduction and public health, and the theoretics of liberal power. In her work so far, Francesca has focused on the ways in which women have been the targets of both state and voluntary sector population control projects and has also reconstructed women's engagement with these initiatives. This research uses theories of governmentality and biopolitics to investigate and explain the ideological setting of population policies.

Current Research Projects:

Francesca’s latest work explores the geography of reproductive rights across the globe, examining the way in which they are contested and reworked in space and time. Francesca's work intersects with scholarship in historical and political geography, demography, law, social policy and the history of medicine.

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Course Involvements:

  • Part IA Human Geography: People, Place and the

  • Politics of Difference; Part IB Citizenship, Cities and Civil Society,

  • Part II Geographies of Discipline and Social Regulation

  • 2002 BA Geography Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge 

  • 2003 MSc International and European Politics, University of Edinburgh 

  • 2004 MPhil Geographical Research, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge 

  • 2008 PhD Historical Geography, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge

  • Moore, F.P.L., 2016 " A Band of Public-Spirited Women": Middle-Class Female Philanthropy and Citizenship in Bolton, Lancashire before 1918, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 41 (2), 149-162.

  • Moore, F.P.L., 2013 "Go and see Nell; She'll put you right': The Wisewoman and Working-Class Healthcare in Early Twentieth-Century Lancashire', Social History of Medicine 26, 695-714.

  • Moore, F.P.L., 2013 'Governmentality and the Maternal Body: Infant Mortality in Early Twentieth-Century Lancashire', Journal of Historical Geography, 39, 54-68.

  • Moore, F.P.L., 2010 'Cornelie Usborne's Cultures of Abortion in Weimar

  • Germany: Book Reviews', Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, 17 (5) 673-683.

  • Moore, F.P.L., 2010 'Tales From the Archive: Ethical and Methodological Issues in Historical Geography Research' Area 42 (3) 262-270. Runner-up in the 2010 Wiley-Blackwell Publishers Area Prize for New Research in Geography.

  • Howell, P.M.R., Beckingham, D.J. and Moore, F.P.L., 2008 'Managed Zones for Sex Workers in Liverpool: Contemporary Policy, Victorian Parallels', Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 33 (2) 233-250.