Araceli Alonso, a native from Madrid, Spain, worked as a RN in Spain for twelve years while pursuing a BA in Philosophy and History at the University of Madrid. She came to the United States to further her graduate studies in Anthropology. Currently she holds a Masters of Science in Physical Anthropology from the University of Minnesota, and a Masters of Arts and a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from UW-Madison. Dr. Alonso has conducted extensive research on women's issues internationally, especially on those issues that imply the violation of women's human rights, such as Female Genital Mutilation and Sex Trafficking. Dr. Alonso developed a class on Sex Trafficking and Human Rights for the Department of Gender and Women's Studies at UW-Madison. This class has been the first taught at UW-Madison on Human Trafficking and Human Rights. She is currently teaching as a Faculty Associate at the School of Medicine and Public Health at UW-Madison. She is also working with three international NGOs to develop programs for women's empowerment in the United States, Somalia, Kenya, and Cuba.
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