Axis “Mobility, urban planning, and environment”

Julia Freeman

Julia Freeman

Associate member


Lecturer, School of Environment (McGill University)

Research interests

Sustainable urban development; risk perception and technoscientific controversies; biotechnology policy and governance; social dimensions of agriculture; environment, anthropology


Contact information

3534, University St.
Montreal (Quebec), Canada H3A 2A7
Phone: (514) 398-6997

julia.freeman [at] (> Email)

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Ongoing project

  • "Montreal’s Urban Sustainability Experience" (Lead, 2013-Present)


Selected publications

Julia Freeman et Mariève Isabel. « Favoriser les rapprochements grâce à l'éducation relative à l'environnement », dans Vivre ensemble à Montréal : épreuves et convivialités, Annick Germain, Valérie Amiraux et Julie-Anne Boudreau (dir.), Montréal, Atelier 10, 2017.

Freeman, Julia. 2016. “Chapter 12: From contested cotton to the ban on brinjal: A decade of shifting risk narratives in opposition to genetically engineered agriculture” in Leah S. Horowitz and Michael J. Watts, Eds. Grassroots Environmental Governance: Community engagements with industrial development. Global Environmental Governance Series, Routledge.

Julia Freeman. « How do “Imagined Farmers” negotiate actual risks? Biosafety trade-offs in Bt Cotton Production in Andhra Pradesh, India », Journal of Political Ecology, vol. XIX, n° 8-13, 2012, p. 162-173.

Julia Freeman, Terre Satterfield et Milind Kandlikar. « Agricultural Biotechnology and Regulatory Innovation in India », Science and Public Policy, vol. XXXVIII, n° 4, may 2011, p. 319-331.

Margaret Lock, Julia Freeman, Gillian Chilibeck, Briony Beveridge et Miriam Padolsky. « Susceptibility Genes and the Question of Embodied Identity », Medical Anthropology Quarterly, vol. XXI, n° 3, octobre 2007, p. 256-276.

Margaret Lock, Julia Freeman, Rosemary Sharples et Stephanie Lloyd. « When It Runs in the Family: Putting Susceptibility Genes in Perspective », Public Understanding of Science, n° 15, 2006, p. 277-300.

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