Cecelia Lie-Spahn

Term Associate, English
Director, First-Year Writing Workshop
Associate Director, First-Year Writing

Cecelia Lie-Spahn is a PhD Candidate in the Feminist Studies department at UC Santa Cruz, and a Barnard alumna with a B.A. in English and Creative Writing. In addition to her training in feminist pedagogies and writing and speaking across-the-curriculum scholarship, she specializes in feminist science studies approaches to transnational reproductive health and justice. Her current project is about underground markets for misoprostol, a forensically untraceable drug commonly used to induce abortion when abortion is outlawed or otherwise severely restricted. Working against racialized dichotomies of primitivism and technological progress, her research looks across the transnational, legal, and bodily borders depicted in recent media and clinical contexts in the U.S. and Latin America.

First-Year Writing Teaching Philosophy


Academic Writing Intensive
The Art of the Essay
First-Year Seminar (Workshop): Race, Science, and Reproductive Justice
First-Year Writing (Workshop): Monsters
First-Year Writing, Women & Culture: Bodies and/as Texts


243 LeFrak (Barnard Hall)

Office Hours: 

Spring 2019
Tues/Thurs, 4-5pm & by appt.


PhD Candidate, Feminist Studies, UC Santa Cruz
M.A., Feminist Studies, UC Santa Cruz
B.A., English and Creative Writing, Barnard College