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Secrets, Fear, Honor, and Outrage: Resistance to FGM/C Abolition in Sierra Leone and Sudan

A lecture by Ellen Gruenbaum, Purdue University

Monday, April 05, 2010
3:00 PM
352 Haines Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Ellen Gruenbaum studied Anthropology at Stanford University (A.B.) and the University of Connecticut MA and Ph.D.).
Gruenbaum is a medical anthropologist who has conducted research in Sudan and Sierra Leone on the practice of female genital cutting and the social movements against "harmful traditional practices," serving as a research consultant to UNICEF.  Her interest in the controversies among cultural self-determination, international human rights, and women's rights led to her past service on the Committee for Human Rights of the American Anthropological Association and the Association for Feminist Anthropology.  She currently serves as the secretary of the Society for Medical Anthropology. Gruenbaum is the author of The Female Circumcision Controversy:  An Anthropological Perspective (Pennsylvania) and numerous articles and chapters.  She serves on the editorial advisory board of The Journal of Middle East Women's Studies.

Cost : Free and Open to the Public

MonaRamezani, Center for Near Eastern Studies
(310) 825-1181

Sponsor(s): , Mind, Medicine, and Culture Group, Department of Anthropology

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