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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

University of London, SOAS

26 Sep 201630 Jun 2021

Award Date: 30 Jun 2021

Universiteit Gent

28 Sep 20154 Feb 2015

Award Date: 4 Feb 2016

Universiteit Gent

23 Sep 20136 Feb 2016

Award Date: 6 Feb 2015

Vrije University of Brussels

26 Sep 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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