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Mounia El Kotni is a Cultural and Medical Anthropologist (PhD SUNY Albany, 2016). Her areas of expertise include: healthcare access, gender equity, reproductive justice, human rights and policy evaluation. Her research projects are grounded in participatory action research. Her dissertation is available on ProQuest or on demand.

Mounia El Kotni is a teacher,  researcher, and also offers her expertise as a cultural consultant for a wide range of projects. She has worked in France, the United States, Mexico, and Guatemala.She also has experience as an online teacher, translator and interpreter. She is available for public speaking and guest lecturing. For detailed information about her experience, you can download her Curriculum.

Have a project that would benefit from an anthropologist’s input? Do not hesitate to contact her .

Recent Posts

[REVIEW] Midwives and Mothers: The Medicalization of Childbirth on a Guatemalan Plantation

[Originally published on August 8, 2018 on the Association for Feminist Anthropology website] Midwives and Mothers: The Medicalization of Childbirth on a Guatemalan Plantation, Sheila Cosminsky, University of Texas Press, 2016, 303 p. Midwives and Mothers builds on Sheila Cosminsky’s decades-long involvement with midwives in Guatemala, where she has been conducting research since 1974. This thoroughly documented … Continue reading [REVIEW] Midwives and Mothers: The Medicalization of Childbirth on a Guatemalan Plantation

Structural Violence: An Important Factor of Maternal Mortality Among Indigenous Women in Chiapas, Mexico

[Book Chapter published in Schwartz, David (ed) 2018 Maternal Health, Pregnancy-Related Morbidity and Death Among Indigenous Women of Mexico & Central America: An Anthropological, Epidemiological and Biomedical Approach, Springer, pp.147-167] Abstract  In Chiapas, Mexico’s poorest state, indigenous Mayan women are twice more likely to die in childbirth than are non-indigenous women. To comply with international development … Continue reading Structural Violence: An Important Factor of Maternal Mortality Among Indigenous Women in Chiapas, Mexico

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