22 November 2012 – Problematising ‘problematic’ pregnancies

Workshop: Problematising ‘problematic’ pregnancies

Organised by Abi McNiven (Department of Geography)

With Professor Robyn Longhurst (Department of Geography, University of Waikato, New Zealand)

Date: Thursday 22nd November 2012

Time:  9.30am- 12noon (coffee/tea available at 9.30am; workshop starts at 10am)

Location: Room W215 (Department of Geography, Durham University)


Dr Sally Brown (Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University) ‘What’s the problem with teenage pregnancy?’
Dr Rachel Colls (Department of Geography, Durham University) ‘Interuterine space and the politics of fat’

Abi McNiven (Department of Geography, Durham University) ‘“I still don’t know what’s normal”: accounts of pregnancy loss’

Discussant: Professor Robyn Longhurst (Department of Geography, University of Waikato, New Zealand)

This workshop presents a space for dialogue around how we can critically approach notions of ‘problematic’ pregnancies within the social sciences, arts and humanities. As an opportunity to explore and reflect upon the ways in which pregnancy, and specifically certain kinds of pregnancies, can be deemed problematic (medically, socially, politically, economically, etc)- this workshop will entail 3 presentations, discussant feedback and an opportunity for wider discussion amongst attendees. 

Please do circulate information about the workshop onto those who may be interested. This workshop is open to all, but attendance spaces are limited and must be booked in advance. To reserve a space, please email Abi McNiven (
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