Dr Emily Cock

Research Associate

Email:
cocke@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6104
Location:
Room 5.39, John Percival Building, Rhodfa Colum, Caerdydd, CF10 3EU

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I hold an early career fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust for the three-year project Fragile Faces: Disfigurement in Britain and its Colonies (1600–1850). Fragile Faces explores the threat, experience and representation of facial disfigurement in Britain and its colonies in Virginia, Massachusetts and Australia from 1600 to 1850. I investigate what facial differences were considered disfiguring and how these differed between and within each region, with regard to assumptions of individual and group identity, disability, violence and legal approaches to disfigurement, gender and sexuality, and developing national and racial boundaries. My analysis challenges and critiques certain notions of facial normativity that are employed today in medical and legal frameworks, and the relation of facial difference to stigma and disability. I am a member of the Effaced from History research network on facial difference from antiquity to the present day.

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