- Leah Eades
- Social Anthropology School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
- Edinburgh EH8 9LD
- Research Interests
- Medical anthropology, politics of reproduction, gender, social movements, construction and contestation of authoritative knowledge, politics of history, medico-legal nexuses
PhD Working Title
After the Eighth: Abortion and the Politics of Reproduction in Post-Repeal Ireland
Dr Lucy Lowe
Dr Jessica Cooper
Alice Brown PhD Scholarship
Parkes Foundation PhD Grant
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. (2020). 'What do abortion pills mean during a pandemic?'. Covid-19 Perspectives Blog, 8 May. blogs.ed.ac.uk/covid19perspectives/2020/05/08/what-do-abortion-pills-mean-in-a-pandemic-asks-leah-eades/.
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. medanthucl.com/2017/11/21/dialogical-demedicalisation-in-british-abortion-activism/.
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.
Social Anthropology 1A: The Life Course.
Social Anthropology 1B: Anthropology Matters.
Anthropology of Sex and Reproduction.
Edinburgh Abortion Rights Film Festival (supported by an SPSS Research Student-led Special Projects Grant). March 2020.
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
Member of the Reproduction Edinburgh (RED) Network
Representative for Students of Medical Anthropology
Editorial Assistant for Re:think - a journal of creative ethnography