2015 Summer Research Series: Female Genital Cutting in Kenya

This summer, Duke undergrad Nash Mepukori will work with the Maasai community in Samburu, Kenya to collect narratives about community members’ understandings of Female Genital Cutting with regard to the Alternative Rites of Passage (ARP) intervention proposed by AMREF Health Africa. The ARP model advocates for the community to maintain the rites and ceremonies around female circumcision while getting rid of the cut.

Nash Mepukori is a rising senior co-majoring in Global Health and International Comparative Studies, with a minor in French. She is interested in the ways in which narratives around Female Genital Cutting are morphing in light of anti-FGC interventions.