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Cynthia Gorman

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GEOGRAPHY

Cynthia’s research focuses on gender, migration, legal regimes and international human rights campaigns. She teaches courses on world regional geography, global migration and women and international development.

Courses
  • World Regional Geography (GEOG 102),
  • online (GEOG 102 7D1)
  • Migration and Human Rights (GEOG 312)
  • Gender, Society, Space (GEOG 612)
  • Women and International Development (WGST 345)
  • Feminist Theory (WGST 330/530)
  • Women’s Movements Since the 1960s (WGST 449)

Publications
Culcasi, K., E. Skop and C. Gorman. 2019. Contemporary Refugee-Border Dynamics and the Legacies of the1919 Paris Peace Conference. The Geographical Review. DOI:10.1111/gere.12365

Gorman, C. 2019. “Defined by The Flood: Alarmism and the Legal Thresholds of U.S. Political Asylum.”
Geopolitics. DOI:10.1080/14650045.2018.1556642

Gorman, C. 2018. “Singled out: Scaling violence and social groups as legal borderwork in U.S. asylum law.”
The Geographical Review. https://doi.org/10.1111/gere.12311

Gorman, C. 2018. “Feminist Legal Archeology, Domestic Violence and the Raced-Gendered Juridical
Boundaries of U.S. Asylum Law.” Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0308518X18757507.

Gorman, C. 2017. “Redefining Refugees: Interpretive Control and the Bordering Work of Legal Categorization
in U.S. Asylum Law.” Political Geography 58 (May): 36–45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2016.12.006.

Gorman, C. 2016. “Containing Kassindja: Detention, Gendered Threats and Border Control in the United
States.” Gender, Place & Culture 23 (7): 955–68. https://doi.org/10.1080/0966369X.2015.1090412.