Ortner Center on Violence & Abuse in Relationships

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Eleonora Mei

Libera Universita Maria Ss. Assunta
Visiting Scholar 2017-2018

I am a visiting scholar at Penn as part of my PhD studies at Libera Universita Maria Ss. Assunta (Italy), where my research focuses on the use of social norms in designing interventions to improve women’s rights and well-being. While working as a volunteer with immigrants in Italy, I discovered how widespread female genital cutting (FGC) is, including among immigrants in high income countries. While at Penn in 2017-2018, I will help develop a compendium of the literature on FGC.