University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

New CAS Faculty

Professor Reecia Orzeck

Reecia Orzeck

Assistant Professor of Geography

Reecia Orzeck, Assistant Professor of Geography, received her B.A. in Geography and Religious Studies from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and her M.A. in Geography from York University in Toronto. Her doctoral studies were undertaken in the Department of Geography at Syracuse University, where she specialized in political-economic geography and the geography of the Middle East.

Her research has been primarily concerned with assessing international law's promises and limitations. In addition to advancing a political-economic critique of international law in her dissertation, Reecia has done work on the involvement of international law in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. More recently, her interests have turned to the role of law in regulating and curtailing bodily autonomy. Her most recent project explores the evolution of domestic laws relating to prisoners' rights to engage in hunger strikes.

Reecia also has a long-standing interest in pedagogy. She will be teaching "Geography of the Modern Middle East" and "Geography of the Global Economy" in the 2007-2008 academic year.

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