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Name Dr Maria Fannin
Job title Reader in Human Geography
Department School of Geographical Sciences University of Bristol
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Qualifications BA(Kentucky), MA, PhD(Wash)
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies Association of American Geographers, Royal Geographical Society
Keywords feminist theory
health care
Areas of expertise Before joining the School of Geographical Sciences in July 2006, Dr. Fannin conducted research on the adoption and popularity of "homelike" birthing rooms in hospitals in the United States. Her PhD research, funded by the National Science Foundation and the International Council of Canadian Studies, examined transformations in health care policy in France and Québec, Canada, focusing specifically on the practices of midwifery. She recently completed a British Academy-funded project to study citizenship, labour and immigration policies governing the professions of midwifery and medicine in France since the Third Republic (1870-1940). Her current research interests include feminist theory, reproductive politics and the emerging consumer cultures of biotechnology.