Katie Ledingham

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Katie received a First Class Honours degree in BA Geography from the University of Leicester in 2011. She then moved to the University of Exeter where she completed the MRes in Critical Human Geographies with Distinction and Dean's Commendation in 2012. This was funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council as part of a 1+3 PhD Scholarship. Her research is broadly concerned with the more-than-human geographies of and interrelations between science, natures, non-humans and law.

For her MRes dissertation Katie examined the bio-juridical entanglements between scientific uncertainty and the negation of life within the context of the biopolitical securitisation of the Yellowstone herd of wild buffalo. Her PhD engages ethnographic research techniques in order to examine the interrelations between experimental science and law, focusing in particular on synthetic biology technologies. Katie currently works as a Residence Life Mentor at the University of Exeter and assists in the delivery of undergraduate modules.

During her time at the University of Leicester Katie worked as the Lead Student Ambassador for Human Geography and was awarded the Michael Read Memorial Prize, the John H Paterson Prize, the College of Science and Engineering Prize, the William Kirk Prize and the Norman Pye Prize for academic achievement. Her undergraduate dissertation which explored the law's engagement with the (dis)abled body is published in the book 'Body/State' and was recently awarded the AAG Todd Reynolds Prize (2013).