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Adriana Rose Kaplan Marcusan

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Known For: Director and Chair, Knowledge Transfer at the Department of Social Anthropology (Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona)
Country: Spain

About

Professor Adriana Kaplan is the Director and Chair of Knowledge Transfer at the Department of Social Anthropology, Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona (UAB) in Spain, and Principal Investigator of the Interdisciplinary Group for the Prevention and Study of Harmful Traditional Practices. Professor Kaplan lectures on Medical Anthropology and Gender and Development Studies throughout Spain, Europe, Africa, and Mexico. She is also the Executive Director of the NGO, Wassu Gambia Kafo.

Principally, Professor Kaplan’s fieldwork has been in West Africa concerning health, nutrition, reproductive, and sexual health. She leads the Transnational Observatory on Applied Research and Knowledge Transfer on Female Genital Mutilation in Gambia and Spain as well as the training of health professionals and students on FGM. Additionally, Professor Kaplan has published books and articles on FGM and co-directed the documentary Initiation without Mutilation.

Professor Kaplan organised the International Forum on Harmful Traditional Practices in Gambia (May 5-7, 2009). In 1998, she was awarded the X Research Award on Social Science by “la Caixa” Foundation. In 2008, she was granted the International Solidarity Award by the government of Navarra, Spain.

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