About the Author
Hanny Lightfoot-Klein studied the topic of female genital circumcision during a six-year trek through
Sudan, Kenya, and Egypt, during which time she lived with African families. An educator and family
counselor, she is the author of numerous articles on the subject of female genital circumcision that have
been published in scientific and popular publications in England, the United States, Germany, Denmark,
Norway, and Sweden. She is a member of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex and the Association
for Women in Psychology. Ms. Lightfoot-Klein received her MA in social psychology from the American
University in Washington, DC.