Public Speaker

International Consultant


Courtesy of Teresa Suarez

Mounia El Kotni (pronouns: she/hers) is an anthropologist, consultant, public speaker and author. Her area of expertise include gender, environmental health and women’s health.

She graduated from the University at Albany, SUNY (PhD 2016) and has conducted research on maternal health policies in Mexico. Between 2014 and 2017, she has taught the Anthropology of Gender online at SUNY Albany. She is the author of scientific research articles and books for the general public on health disparities, traditional medical knowledge and obstetric violence.

In 2017, she co-founded the French not-for-profit “Bas les Pailles” to raise awareness on plastic pollution and zero waste. She has been selected for this project to join the C40 and City of Paris #WomenforClimate program in 2018-2019. From 2019-2021, she conducted as a Fondation de France grantee a postdoctoral research on Maya women’s environmental movements in Mexico.

Mounia El Kotni is based in Paris, France and is currently postdoctoral research associate at the Cermes3. Her project, “Postpartum experiences in Paris and Mexico” is funded through a City of Paris for Gender Studies grant.

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