- Leah Eades
- Social Anthropology
- 15a George Square Edinburgh EH8 9LD
- Research Interests
- Medical Anthropology, Feminist Anthropology, Reproductive Health, Reproductive Politics, Abortion
Abortion liberalisation in Ireland
Alice Brown PhD Scholarship
Awards & Honours
2019 Council on Anthropology and Reproduction (CAR) Graduate Student Paper Award
2017 Dean's List, University College London
PhD in Social Anthropology (in progress), University of Edinburgh
MSc in Medical Anthropology, University College London
BA in English, University of Bristol
Eades, L. (2019). ‘Social realities, biological realities: the 24-week fetus in contemporary English abortion activism’. Women's Studies International Forum, 74: 20-26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2019.02.005.
Eades, L. (2017). ‘Dialogical (de)medicalisation in British abortion activism’. UCL Medical Anthropology Blog. 21 Nov.
Selected Conference Papers
Eades, L. (2019). 'Accounting for the Anthropologist in the Social Lives of Medicines'. Medical Anthropology Young Scholars (MAYS) 10th Annual Meeting. University of Turin. 4-5th Jul.
Eades, L. (2019). ‘Abortion Pills: in the Post and in the Past’. BSA Human Reproduction Study Group Annual Conference. De Montfort University. 12th Jun.
Eades, L. (2018). ‘Contested biosociality: the tricky question of post-abortive identity’. Remaking Reproduction: The Global Politics of Reproductive Technologies. University of Cambridge. 27-29th Jun.
Eades, L. (2017). ‘Following the fetus: pregnancy loss, fetal remains, and cross-cultural management and disposal practices’. Waste: A Symposium. Birkbeck University. 21st Sep.
Social Anthropology 1A: The Life Course (2019-20)
Social Anthropology 1B: Anthropology Matters (2019-20)
Anthropology of Sex and Reproduction (2018-19)
Abortion Rights Film Festival, Edinburgh, March 2020 (supported by an SPSS Research Student-led Special Projects Grant).
Resist: Abortion Rights, Access and Justice Workshop. University of Edinburgh. 19th July 2019.
Durham-Edinburgh Advanced Workshop for Anthropological Research on Health, Medicine, and Wellbeing. Durham University. 1-2nd Apr 2019.
Memberships & Affiliations
Member of the Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology.
Founding member of the Reproduction Edinburgh (RED) Network.
Representative for Students of Medical Anthropology.