Axis “Mobility, urban planning, and environment”

Julia Freeman

Associate member


Lecturer, Bieler School of Environment (McGill University)

Research interests

Sustainable urban development; risk perception and technoscientific controversies; biotechnology policy and governance; social dimensions of agriculture; environmental debates, anthropology, and human-plant interactions


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

Freeman, Julia and Mariève Isabel. “Favoriser les rapprochements grâce à l'éducation relative à l'environnement,” Vivre ensemble à Montréal : épreuves et convivialités, Annick Germain, Valérie Amiraux and Julie-Anne Boudreau (eds.), Montréal, Atelier 10, 2017, p. 143-147.

Freeman, Julia. “How do 'Imagined Farmers' negotiate actual risks? Biosafety trade-offs in Bt Cotton Production in Andhra Pradesh, India,” Journal of Political Ecology, vol. 19, n° 8-13, 2012, p. 162-173.

Freeman, Julia, Terre Satterfield and Milind Kandlikar. “Agricultural Biotechnology and Regulatory Innovation in India,” Science and Public Policy, vol. 38, n° 4, 2011, p. 319-331.

Lock, Margaret, Julia Freeman, Gillian Chilibeck, Briony Beveridge and Miriam Padolsky. “Susceptibility Genes and the Question of Embodied Identity,” Medical Anthropology Quarterly, vol. 21, n° 3, 2007, p. 256-276.

Lock, Margaret, Julia Freeman, Rosemary Sharples and 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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