IMS Associates

Cultural Anthropology Students

Mounia El Kotni

Mounia placing flowers for Todos Santos


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Lyon II University, France: B.A Political Science (2007), B.A Anthropology (2008)
EHESS Paris, France: M.A Anthropology (2010)
University at Albany, 2012- 2016: Ph.D. student

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Current research

Mounia is  a Ph.D candidate in Cultural Anthropology. She works with indigenous midwives in Chiapas, and the evaluation of the impact of public health policies on midwives' practice. Her research weaves together indigenous rights and women's reproductive rights. 
 Mounia is currently conducting doctoral dissertation fieldwork with the Women and Midwives Section of the Organization of Indigenous Doctors of Chiapas (OMIECH). Her research with OMIECH aims to compare the different discourses on indigenous midwifery in order to contribute to the documentation of State-indigenous citizens interaction, and inform the mechanisms of social inequality.


French (mother tongue), English (bilingual), Spanish (advanced), Moroccan Arabic (spoken), Maya Tseltal (beginner).