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Valerie Turullols, MA Student

Posted: October 9, 2007
Valerie Turullols, a second-year Master's student, attended Georgetown University in Washington, DC before receiving a BA in Sociology from St. Edward's University. As an undergraduate, Valerie spent a semester in Mexico City at Iberoamericana University, where she studied the role of Catholicism in Mexican women's lives. Valerie's undergraduate thesis, "The Ethics of Normative Genital Surgery on Infants with Ambiguous or Traumatized Genitalia" was chosen as a finalist for the St. Edward's 2006 Capstone Paper Award. Since entering the Women's and Gender Studies program at UT, Valerie's academic pursuits have diverged from her earlier work in women's spirituality, but she remains very interested in the subject. Since 2006, she has served as the Vice President of the Isis Institute of Women's Studies. The Austin based non-profit explores womens spiritual, social and political issues through community based classes and events. Valerie is currently working on her thesis, a q
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