IMS Associates

Cultural Anthropology Students

Mounia El Kotni

Mounia placing flowers for Todos Santos


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B.A Political Science, Lyon II University, France, 2007
B.A Anthropology, Lyon II University, France, 2008
M.A in Anthropology, EHESS Paris, France, 2010
Ph. D. in Anthropology, University at Albany, SUNY, 2016

Current research

Mounia is a cultural and medical anthropologist. Her dissertation analyzes the impact of public health policies on traditional indigenous midwives' practices and women's reproductive rights in Mexico. Her work was awarded the UAlbany Distinguished Dissertation Award 2015-2016.

Mounia is now based in Paris, France, and collaborating on exciting new projects on gender, public policy evaluation and ageing in France. For more information please visit her website.


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

You can download Mounia's CV here.