Academic

Combining the law and academia, Charlotte is a Junior Research Fellow at Queens College, Cambridge in law and sociology where she researches FGM law and policy in the UK. In addition, she supervises postgraduate students in the Department of Sociology on related areas of interest. Charlotte’s book is due to be published by Oxford University Press, ‘FGM: When Culture and Law Clash’. She was awarded a doctorate in FGM law and policy in the UK from King’s College, Cambridge and an MPhil in Criminology from Queens College, Cambridge.

Female Genital Mutilation: When Culture and Law Clash by Dr Charlotte Proudman was released in February 2022. 

Dr Proumdan's new book includes excerpts from first-hand interviews with survivors of FGM and lawmakers who were responsible for designing the law in 1985 and its implementation to the present day as well as offering a comparison of the law on FGM and female genital cosmetic surgery.

"What Charlotte Proudman doesn't know about the laws relating to FGM isn't worth knowing. This book demonstrates how the law has to work hand in hand with civil society if we are finally going to eliminate this abuse." 

- Nazir Afzal OBE, Former Chief Prosecutor
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