Dr Francesca Moore

MA, MSc, MPhil, PhD

Special Supervisor

College Jobs

  • Special Supervisor, Geography

University Jobs

  • Lecturer, Geography




  • 2014- present Lecturer and Director of Studies in Geography, Homerton College
  • 2011- 2014 Supervisor of Studies in Geography, Newnham College
  • 2008-2009 ESRC Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge.


  • 1999-2002 BA (Hons) Geography, University of Cambridge.
  • 2002-2003 MSc International and European Politics, University of Edinburgh.
  • 2003-2004 MPhil Geographical Research, University of Cambridge.
  • 2004-2008 PhD Historical Geography, University of Cambridge.

Research Interests

Francesca is an historical-political geographer. Her research aims to develop new perspectives on population politics, specifically the regulation of reproduction and public health, and the theoretics of liberal power. In particular, Francesca focuses on the ways in which women have been the targets of both state and voluntary sector population control projects and also reconstructs women’s engagement with these initiatives. Her work intersects with scholarship in historical and political geography, demography, social policy and the history of medicine. Francesca’s doctoral research explored motherhood in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Lancashire, and the way it came to be theorised and judged as a legitimate realm for state and voluntary sector intervention. Focusing on the practices of infant welfare workers and cultures of abortion, the project speaks directly to historical and political geography’s concerns with the politics of life, the relation of the state to the body and techniques of self- government.


  • Moore, F.P.L., 2013 “Go and see Nell; She’ll put you right’: The Wisewoman and Working-Class Healthcare in Early Twentieth-Century Lancashire’, Social History of Medicine 26, 695-714.
  • Moore, F.P.L., 2013 ‘Governmentality and the Maternal Body: Infant Mortality in Early Twentieth-Century Lancashire’, Journal of Historical Geography, 39, 54-68.
  • Moore, F.P.L., 2010 ‘Cornelie Usborne’s Cultures of Abortion in Weimar Germany: Book Reviews’, Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, 17 (5) 673-683.
  • Moore, F.P.L., 2010 ‘Tales From the Archive: Ethical and Methodological Issues in Historical Geography Research’ Area 42 (3) 262-270. Runner-up in the 2010 Wiley-Blackwell Publishers Area Prize for New Research in Geography.
  • Howell, P.M.R., Beckingham, D.J. and Moore, F.P.L., 2008 ‘Managed Zones for Sex Workers in Liverpool: Contemporary Policy, Victorian Parallels’, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 33 (2) 233-250.