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Cynthia Gorman


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.

  • 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)

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.

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.

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.

Gorman, C. 2016. “Containing Kassindja: Detention, Gendered Threats and Border Control in the United
States.” Gender, Place & Culture 23 (7): 955–68.