Dr Hannelore Van Bavel

MSc, MA, PhD, BSc

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Research interests

I am an interdisciplinary researcher with a background in social anthropology, gender and diversity studies, and sociology. My research interests lie at the nexus of medical anthropology and postcolonial feminist theory. My work traces the production, travel, and contestation of discourses on female genital practices and critically interrogates the transnational campaign against 'female genital mutilation' (FGM). 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD Anthropology & Sociology, University of London, SOAS

26 Sept 201630 Jun 2021

Award Date: 30 Jun 2021

MA Gender and Diversity, Universiteit Gent

28 Sept 20154 Feb 2015

Award Date: 4 Feb 2016

MSc Sociology, Universiteit Gent

23 Sept 20136 Feb 2016

Award Date: 6 Feb 2015

BSc Sociology, Vrije University of Brussels

26 Sept 20105 Jul 2013

Award Date: 5 Jul 2013

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • SPAIS Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship
  • Female Genital Cutting
  • Sexual Health
  • Knowledge Production
  • Postcolonial Feminism
  • Social Anthropology
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Anthropology of Development
  • Intersectionality


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