Monday, May 22, 2006

Summer is Here

My final exam is behind me, and I'm not taking any courses this summer. I really enjoyed Dr. Abbott's Quantitative Methods course, but I missed doing work on anthropological subjects.

I'm now helping Dr. John Martin with a new project, and it's quite interesting. I cannot disclose any details until he has published, but it deals with African countries and the practice of Female Gential Mutilation (FGM), which is also referred to as Female Circumcision, or Female Genital Cutting.

If you are looking for more information, Wikipedia has a good article which discusses the various types of cutting, the cultural origins, and the medical implications